Thanks to everyone for all your tips and suggestions! Here is a photo of my first batch of raspberry infused vodka in tribute to my grandfather, Toivo Silvennoinen. My grandfather turned me on to raspberry infused vodka in 1975 when I was 15 and he was 79. The old sailor/carpenter lived to be 86 and this was his secret to longevity. Forget diet and exercise - just add ice! He was a master carpenter and sailed for the Merchant Marines 3 months each year for over 40 years.