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Homemade Vodka Infusions

Post by zimne_piwo » Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:17 am

I've been working on infusions for the last couple of years and have come up with a couple that are really easy to do and taste great. One that my girlfriend likes is black cherry vodka + vanilla vodka + coca-cola. It's pretty damn good.

I've got a couple that just finished off tonight so they're on cold storage until it's time. One is a lemon/lime infusion. I peeled off the peel and cut up the lemon and limes into slices, soaked them in vodka, and used a food sealer vacuum pump to put a little pressure on them. It's got a nice bitter taste that goes very nicely with gin or tonic or both.

Any of you make infusions?

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Re: Homemade Vodka Infusions

Post by thirsty4beer » Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:56 pm

i have create d a chilli vodka in the past. stab a few bird-eye chillis(they are wee so will just go in the vodka bottle), put in voddie bottle and leave for a while. it is great for Bloody Marys, yumm
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Re: Homemade Vodka Infusions

Post by Shane-O-Matic » Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:31 pm

Never tried it myself, but skittles vodka is a growing trend in the UK right now.

http://mixthatdrink.com/skittles-vodka-tutorial/

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Re: Homemade Vodka Infusions

Post by thirsty4beer » Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:15 am

i have made skittles vodka before. it is good but only if you make/store it in a glass bottle. i made some and kept it in a big plastic bottle(cos i got greedy and wanted to make a lot of it). dunno the chemical process but the bottle went all warped out of shape and the vodka went not good. i was ill that night. ill but drunk.
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Re: Homemade Vodka Infusions

Post by Resident Asshole » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:47 pm

Wow, always rely on the UK to come of with the fruitiest bullshit. Now I like a flavored vodka just as much as the next person, but skittles vodka? Why must everything taste like candy over there for it to be popular?
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Re: Homemade Vodka Infusions

Post by Zippy » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:57 pm

Chili vodka is good but I've found the secondaries to be dangerous.
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Re: Homemade Vodka Infusions

Post by thirsty4beer » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:10 pm

Resident Asshole wrote: Why must everything taste like candy over there for it to be popular?
this from a country with excess sugar in everything...

and just cos someone says something is popular somewhere(who doesnt live in said place) doesnt make it so.

have you never heard of a drink and then tried it to see what its like? What a boring world you must live in R. A.
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Re: Homemade Vodka Infusions

Post by captain gonzo » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:39 pm

Resident Asshole wrote:Wow, always rely on the UK to come of with the fruitiest bullshit. Now I like a flavored vodka just as much as the next person, but skittles vodka? Why must everything taste like candy over there for it to be popular?
You mean the country that invented stout and bitter? Cos they are so sweet....
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Re: Homemade Vodka Infusions

Post by Bluto » Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:05 pm

I used to make a combination habanero and dill vodak. It was powerfully hot, but made damn fine bloody marys.
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Re: Homemade Vodka Infusions

Post by Resident Asshole » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:08 pm

captain gonzo wrote:
Resident Asshole wrote:Wow, always rely on the UK to come of with the fruitiest bullshit. Now I like a flavored vodka just as much as the next person, but skittles vodka? Why must everything taste like candy over there for it to be popular?
You mean the country that invented stout and bitter? Cos they are so sweet....
What' the current trend of popular drinks in the UK? It sure as hell isn't stout.

And whoever made the comment about the US putting excess sugar in things...if you are talking food then that's a whole different ballgame, but the Red Bull headquarters are in fucking London and Red Bull is the one that started this whole Jagerbomb/energy drink bullshit in the US.
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Re: Homemade Vodka Infusions

Post by gnarkill » Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:27 am

I've seen many bacon infused vodkas popping up recently, so I tried it out for myself. I liquified some bacon fat in a pan, added it to some shitty vodka, then scooped out the fat that rendered at the top when it cooled. after letting that sit for a few days, I ran the concoction through some cheesecloth.

The only reason I tried this was because I wanted to make the heartiest bloody I possibly could. While just infusing the vodka w bacon does indeed make a delicious bloody, I tinkered w the recipe, and have decided that adding some jalapenos or other hot peppers to the infusion really seals the deal.

Another good one I came up with was infusing raw ginger into shitty gin. It can turn gross rotgut gin into dynamite with minimal effort.
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Re: Homemade Vodka Infusions

Post by Hardcore Stig » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:00 pm

Resident Asshole wrote:Wow, always rely on the UK to come of with the fruitiest bullshit. Now I like a flavored vodka just as much as the next person, but skittles vodka? Why must everything taste like candy over there for it to be popular?
Careful now, the UK created Vodka and mass processed Gin to the point it was our national drink, you guys made Zima lol.

Seriously though it's to aid young drinkers, not in drinking but in putting on pretty shows when they throw up all those pretty colours after buzzing on all those E numbers.
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Re: Homemade Vodka Infusions

Post by Hardcore Stig » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:06 pm

Resident Asshole wrote:
captain gonzo wrote:
Resident Asshole wrote:Wow, always rely on the UK to come of with the fruitiest bullshit. Now I like a flavored vodka just as much as the next person, but skittles vodka? Why must everything taste like candy over there for it to be popular?
You mean the country that invented stout and bitter? Cos they are so sweet....
What' the current trend of popular drinks in the UK? It sure as hell isn't stout.

And whoever made the comment about the US putting excess sugar in things...if you are talking food then that's a whole different ballgame, but the Red Bull headquarters are in fucking London and Red Bull is the one that started this whole Jagerbomb/energy drink bullshit in the US.
We went through an alcopop faze about 10 years back, moved into a vodka phase and then onto a Rum phase, I believe gin is making a strong movement right now. What is dying a long awaited death is alco pops, no Mikes Hard lemonade equivalents. Down to 4 brands pretty much, VH a mass produced 2.5% fruit joiuce in a beer bottle that seels at a fraction of the cost of real booze, Smirnoff Ice is still hanging on there although it is a very different beast to the US version, more like vodka and lemeon that the sweetened version over the pond, Barcardi Breezer, basically Barcaddi and fruit juice for the ladies as it's sold as low calorie booze and finally Red square, a mix of vodka sugar taurine and caffine. If you can find it, Red Square extra is a 10 shot bottle with the caffine etc of 4 cans of redbull and it's a nice 20%

So our sweet drinks are dying, our spirits have dominated the market for the last 8 years and the newest thing, if anything is cider which wins points on averaging an extra 1%ABV on most lagers,
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Re: Homemade Vodka Infusions

Post by captain gonzo » Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:34 am

Resident Asshole wrote:
captain gonzo wrote:
Resident Asshole wrote:Wow, always rely on the UK to come of with the fruitiest bullshit. Now I like a flavored vodka just as much as the next person, but skittles vodka? Why must everything taste like candy over there for it to be popular?
You mean the country that invented stout and bitter? Cos they are so sweet....
What' the current trend of popular drinks in the UK? It sure as hell isn't stout.

And whoever made the comment about the US putting excess sugar in things...if you are talking food then that's a whole different ballgame, but the Red Bull headquarters are in fucking London and Red Bull is the one that started this whole Jagerbomb/energy drink bullshit in the US.
Depends entirely on where you live, who you associate with and even what job you have and how old you are. Most people I know drink lager, which I think is girly as hell anyway. But everyone I drink with likes whiskey, guiness, gin, rum, brandy and wine....at worst they drink a vodka and coke. Only teenagers drink the sweet stuff...alcopops and vodka red bull is marketed half at people who arent even supposed to be drinking in the first place although they'd never admit it.
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