(Closed) Have you DIYed infused liquor?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve been to a local restaurant that fills enormous glass vats with vodka and fresh pinapple slices. The drinks with that vodka are unreal, they’re so good 🙂 

A bartender friend used to get the huge bottles of high-end vodka and cram all sorts of spicy peppers in there. I don’t like spicy liquor though, so I can’t attest to effectiveness 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

AAHHH!  I tired to make pineapple infused vodka once…. it was AWFUL!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@pinkshoes:  oh no! What went wrong? 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My mom has done one infused with bell peppers – it was great!  We used it for bloody marys.  I think she just cut up a quarter of three different colored bell peppers into strips and let it sit for a few days.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had a friend who, once upon a time, decided to embark on making Skittles vodka.  It was a long, drawn out, complicated process, and after many hours of sorting out bags of Skittles into colors, filtering the vodka through the Skittles in a coffee filter, and some other things I’m sure I’ve forgotten, I had a freezer full of Skittles vodka that tasted like vodka.  

Unless you mixed it with Sprite.  Then it was tolerable.  It’s probably still in some poor person’s freezer.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Lol my friends and I are clearly very classy.  We used to mix vodka with kool-aid too.

The red pepper vodka actually sounds really good – I’m intrigued.

@WillyNilly:  You’ll have to let us know how your experiments turn out!

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

The issues here are similar to pickeling & canning… in that you have to properly prepare / process the food that you plan to add to the alcohol (must be super clean… so no bad bacteria grows salmonella on you)

I have done a home-made “Inferno” Vodka on my own before.  Just have to make sure that the hot peppers have been well cleaned… wash em first by hand, and then boil them up in a bit of vinegar before rinsing them off, and adding them to the vodka.

Inferno Vodka makes a mean Bloody Caesar !!

 

 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I love Redskins infused vodka and make them quite often! I think it might only be an Australian thing though? They are raspberry flavour chewy candy. I just pop it in the bottle, let it dissolve for a few days, filter it a few times to get rid of the gum gunk.

I find letting it sit for a few weeks makes it smoother but it never really lasts that long Tongue Out

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I tried the skittles vodka and it was really Yummy maybe they did it wrong…

BUT my favorite is Bubble gum vodka it was super yummy and the drinks tasted like cany and get you drunk QUICK… We made it on a girls trip to the beach and it was great!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I guess I kind of did the *opposite* of this?

Soaked some super, super sweet, ripe watermelon in vodka for a few days during the week of my 21st birthday.

Me and a bunch of friends spent the week in my parents’ condo on Daytona Beach, and we’d eat the actual soaked watermelon chunks for breakfast. That stuff is deadly. 😉

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t know if this is what you were thinking of, but I have a recipe for Limoncello that an Italian friend gave me.  It’s delicious, but it takes 30 days to make. 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just finished making limoncello, and it’s delicious!  I started it in February though, so it’s definitely a long-term project.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

FI made awesome apple liquor last fall… A crap-ton of apples,vodka, and brandy. It sat in our window for  month and tasted exactly like apples.

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