Post # 1
Give me your recipes! I bought a super cute container with a spout that is white enamled galvanized steal and now I simply MUST make my drink. Oy, the things we do to show off heavily discounted scores at Walmart.
I once went to a flamanco bar where they had their own infused blanco tequila. They just let it sit in a tank with fruit cocktail (the canned kind) for a week. You couldn’t even tell there was alcohol, it was that dangerous. I was also curious about mango vodka but it’s super hard to get the mango pulp to ‘open up’ to the liquor.
Post # 3
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 # 4
@Taeyers: I was curious about pineapple and it’s fiance’s fave fruit. I am a little worried because I don’t really have anything to hold it in. I need one of those home brewers bottles…hmmm. *feverishly writes down new to-do items*
Post # 5
AAHHH! I tired to make pineapple infused vodka once…. it was AWFUL!
Post # 6
@pinkshoes: oh no! What went wrong?
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
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
Post # 12
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
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
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
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
Fiance 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.