Infusing a bottle of your favorite vodka with fresh fruits, herbs, or spices is one of the easiest ways to transform the standard vodka martini. Field developed this version, which offers a dry, delicately perfumed aroma thanks to a month-long steep in fresh raspberries, for those with palates that lean more sweet than savory.
1 bottle vodka, such as Russian Standard
½ cup fresh raspberries, plus more for garnish
Make the Raspberry vodka: Pour out 4 oz of the vodka and reserve for another use. Add raspberries to the bottle and place in the refrigerator to macerate for one month.
To serve, strain 3 oz raspberry vodka into a mixing glass over ice. Stir for 10–15 seconds. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a fresh raspberry, if you wish.