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Flavoured vodkas

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:44 pm
by Cat
I know that a lot of you do these, so what about letting people know about your best recipes?

I'll kick off with Smoked chilli vodka

2 of Martin's smoked chillis, place in a 1/4 bottle of vodka, leave for 2 weeks. Freeze, drink neat in small shots in frozen glasses.

nexxxttttt...

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:47 am
by Dickie
Pepper Vodka

2 Tablespoons of Black Peppercorns (whole)
1/4 bottle Vodka

Leave

Get other people to drink...

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:48 am
by DomT
Garlic voddie is good also.....2 or three cloves done simmilar to Cats receipe.

Sloe Gin.

Empty about a 1/4 out of a bottle of gin (hic), top up with Sloes (prick 'em with a needle a few times each), add about 2 tble spoons of sugar. Leave in the back of a cupboard, shaking it now and then, for a few months.

Same thing works for Damsons but they dont fit in the bottle so you'll have to decant it out to jam jars or whatever. You can get away with less sugar with Damsons as they arnt so sharp.....

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:34 pm
by Lady Phoenix
We made a few flavoured drinkys a few years ago, some cherry brandy, some sloe vodka, and something else which I can't remember now :D all made in a similar way to DomT's sloe gin.

Very nice too :D

Nix

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:04 pm
by oakenshield
wow and i thought putting dandelion and burdock in vodka was cutting edge :)

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:05 pm
by Lady Cecily
I haven't done this for years but good liquorice desolved in vodka is great - and it's black.

Cherries soaked in vodka make great cherry vodka and the cherries are fantstic too.

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:33 pm
by Wina McPod
I make several flavoured gins. Sloe and damson obviously. Tried blackberry which was a complete disaster as was peach. But raspberry was a triumph. Up to 8oz of raspeberries and a cupful of sugar to each bottle of gin - scrummy. A friend makes quince wine which is also superb.

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:05 pm
by purple peril
I can thoroughly recommend Lady C's vodka cherries, especially when she then coats 'em in chocolate! Night night hic :mrgreen:

Got several bottles of sloe gin and sloe vodka on the go. They must be lethal by now!

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:14 pm
by Cat
Tried dissolving some of martin's chilli toffee in vodka; not a huge success, it dissolves lovely but floats on top of the vodka looking unhappy. b**ger!

Vanilla- one pod, seeds scraped out in a 1/4 bottle, leave for a few weeks. No need to sweeten. Shake to drink to make sure each glass gets a good sprinkling of seeds.

Saffron- pinch of threads in a 1/4 bottle, when its as yellow as it'll go sweeten to taste. I really like this one.

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:00 am
by Tartov Pantz
One of my favourite ones is 'Hunter's vodka', not sure of exactly what's in it but includes ginger, juniper and cloves. Next time I find a bottle I'll make sure to note down what's in it and let you know. It really tastes of Christmas.
Agree with Peril about Lady C's vodka cherries, though maybe it's modesty that stopped her mentioning her own citrus concoction from last summer - stonking. :D
Have also had horseradish vodka :o :shock: which was nowhere near as bad as it sounds and cleared my sinuses out a treat!
Will ask around at work see if anyone's got any family recipes.

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:46 am
by Kate Tiler
Ah Tartov! I was just going to mention the bottles of flavoured vodka I bought back from Moscow in 1988! My favouite had a chicken on the front and was flavoured with honey, a lovely golden colour :)

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:18 am
by temporary guy
We have (had) a vodka bar, yes in Sunny Ipswich! best one I had was black jack vodka, oh and mars bar vodka.

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:13 am
by Tartov Pantz
Kate, The hunter's vodka has got a rooster on the front and I think has got honey in it, along with everything else. Wonder if it could've been that one. Though there are quite a few honey ones around.
Cranberry vodka seems to be very popular too.
What did you think of Moscow when you came? I know things were very different then.

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:36 am
by Borsch Monster
Jelly baby vodka is great, but don't put the black ones in as they turn it a horrid colour. I've served this in the bar, with a fresh jelly baby in the bottom of the shot glass.

I've done garlic, but I went a bit OTT with that. Two bulbs went in there as opposed to two cloves.

Of the commercial brands I like Stolichnaya vanilla, & raspberry. but the orange isn't so nice. Stolnaya Bison grass is nice & there is a Bilberry one that is not unlike port.

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:53 am
by DomT
Making Gooseberry and Vanilla wine at the moment.

Boil Goosegogs for a bit, with Vanilla pod in.

Add sugar, 1/2 a small bag. Strain thrown in a demi-john, throw the vanilla pod in after, add yeast.

I'll let you know how it turns out. Damson wine was great, Nectarine and Rasberry turned into a rather nice blush and Bannana was almost a mead....

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:37 pm
by Cat
I can never make wine that tastes right to me.

Best vodka;

Peel an unwaxed lemon, drop the peel in your bottle of vodka, leave a week, hey presto, the best deep yellow lemon scented vodka.

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:18 pm
by Andy T
I've made strawberry gin -n don't laugh it works! Just cut strawbs in half and pop in bottle of gin, add sugar to suit, pop top back on and shake, leave for couple of months and then WOW......

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:36 pm
by gregory23b
BM

"I've done garlic, but I went a bit OTT with that. Two bulbs went in there as opposed to two cloves. "

that is one of the reasons why I love you.


Cat
"Peel an unwaxed lemon, drop the peel in your bottle of vodka, leave a week, hey presto, the best deep yellow lemon scented vodka."

I did that to mask the horrible flavour of Absolut Blackcurrant. I thought it was going to be a nice blackcurrant vodka, but it was too sickly, so I vainly tried to mask the flavour with lemons and even ginger, no real improvement so had to mix with loads of fruit juice so as not to waste the ethanol.

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:45 pm
by Type16
If anybody comes accross:-
"Mickey Finn"
"Firery Cranberry & Orange" ....... only that version will do,
Schnapps

Please can you PM me with a supplier?

My wife is hooked on it (ok that sounds bad).
I am banned from tasting the last bottle. (Bit of a girly & puf drink anyway)
Some bu**er cleaned out the Co-op last Christmas after I got just 2 bottles & it was old stock clearance. All my fault! Need to make good. :?

PM as this is a matter of national security.... she says.

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:15 pm
by Panzerman
Google is your friend
http://www.mickeyfinns.ie/
Been drinking it for years
Seems some bureaucrat has knobbled them..... BARSTARDS!

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:35 pm
by Type16
Hi Panzer,

Many thanks for that.
I did a Google some months ago & thier site was down. Now up & I have enquired.

Hope your complexion is not the result of lengthy consumption! :twisted:

Cheers, my missus should forgive me now, Andy

PS. I have PMd you on another matter.

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:54 pm
by Cat
somebody i know was talking about sherbert lemon vodka. Anybody tried it yet?

Also, how do you make marsbar vodka? Does it dissolve in the vodka?

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:21 pm
by gregory23b
cat apparently the mars bars do, I saw it once on tv that they had to whizz it up in a blender first to get it going.

Likewise with the black jacks or fruit salads but that was to quicken the process.


Now pear drops vodka.....mmmm there's a fort.

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:24 pm
by Andy T
urk Cat how could you?? Mars bar vodka????? Thats got to be the weirdest idea I've ever heard! Try strawberries, cherries, pear, apple but mars bar????

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:02 am
by craig1459
Andy T wrote:urk Cat how could you?? Mars bar vodka????? Thats got to be the weirdest idea I've ever heard! Try strawberries, cherries, pear, apple but mars bar????


I had a rack of Mars Bar vodkas in a bar in Derby mmmmm :D

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:08 am
by Sal
Mmm... vague memories of getting horribly drunk on mars bar vodka at uni.... it was a bit too nice, so I kept drinking it :roll:

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:03 pm
by Mad Monk of Mitcham
I'll stick to the spiced honey vodka. Jorge, Pete The Pong and a few other regulars have tried it in the past. Some even survived the experience!

The latest batch has so many cloves that it leaves you tounge numb!

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:26 pm
by Cat
Good for toothache then?

Going to try the Marsbar one, just to get to Andy... :D

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:51 pm
by gregory23b
Andy
mars bar vodak, yes try it. yummy.


Andy
"Some even survived the experience! "

'Survive' is one of those odd words that doesn't always convey a complete recovery though does it?

Anyway I may have found a trustworthy soul to take you up on the very generous offer you made recently need to know where you will be so as to pass it on.

Rather than my recommendation, hear what others have to say:

Dog's B***cks? I should say so, but with more hairs.

Who said that? my hearing has never been the same since I had some of that Krupnik, ooo look at the pretty lights...

Like drinking the the sweat of the back of a dusky navvy

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:06 am
by Andy T
hmmm ok maybe I'll have to give it a go -after all if so many of you have had it already....it just sounds awful though....