Sunday, September 13, 2009

Vodka Vodka Vodka

I'm not a huge van of vodka, mainly because I think there's no real reason to drink alcohol unless you can taste it. And, the better the vodka, the less flavor it has (vodka being just water and ethanol).

But, because of that, it works really well as an ingredient in flavored alcohols (like kahlua, or nocino). And this is the weekend of flavored vodkas. I have a bottle of vodka and vanilla beans to make some vanilla extract. I've got a bunch of cherry pits that I crushed that are infusing a vodka with an intense almond flavor.

And, lastly, I took 8 jalapenos, chopped them up and soaked in vodka to make a green pepper vodka. Why? Well, on memorial day I was treated to a wonderful drink that was just like a mojito, except it used jalapeno vodka in place of rum. And, I must say, it is an awesome drink.

That's what I'm drinking right now:
  • 1 oz fresh lime
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz jalapeno vodka
  • 2 oz club soda

1 comment:

Maggie said...

That's funny, Trey, as I remember you consuming a rather sizeable amount of vodka your senior year of college. Although, I suppose you're going to retort that the vodka was just there in order to stretch out the Kahlua...