- Last night, we finished the caramel vodka.
Adam, Katy,Tim, and I drank it straight and/or in a cocktail I referred to as an "off-white Russian" (caramel vodka, Irish cream, milk). Even Qhad a taste.
- I finally filtered, chilled, and served up shots of the pineapple vodka. After all of the time it spent infusing (two weeks), it had a very strong, sweet taste (and scent) of pineapple.
Adam, Katy,Tim, and I all tasted it straight; but I think when I drink/serve the rest, it will be mixed with some fruit juice and/or liqueur.
- I think I'm going to have to throw away the banana vodka. I think the bananas went bad – the vodka reeked. I threw it into the freezer to see if it just needs to chill (sometimes they do before they – or I – can be drunk), but if it still smells anything like that when I take it out, I'm sure as hell not going to drink any.
(Katywas disappointed, since banana was a flavor she wanted to try … so I went to the liquor cabinet and opened up a bottle of banana rum for her.)
- New experiment started last night: chocolate vodka! (Details to follow.)
There has been some discussion between myself, the
I decided to bypass all of those issues and create a solution rather than an infusion. This was, after all, the technique which the
Last night I sealed about a dozen of them in a mason jar with an entire bottle (750 ml) of Belvedere vodka. For a while, it didn't seem as if anything was happening – but when I looked back a few hours later, it was clear that the Ice Cubes were definitely dissolving into the vodka. When I looked again this morning, the chocolates had dissolved completely. There was some settling on the bottom of the jar, but all it took to fix that was a quick shake. I shook the jar before taking the "after" picture above (under the LJ cut). After I took the picture, I moved the jar of chocolate vodka into the freezer. Either later tonight, or sometime tomorrow, I'll taste it and see how it came out – first straight, in a shotglass (yes, I have plenty of those somewhere¹), and then in some kind of mixed drink (I'm thinking … coffee!)
¹Someone asked me about shotglasses last night. I said that I had them, but that I rarely drink in such small quantities.