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Children of the Sun => Lush => Topic started by: RottingCorpse on March 15, 2011, 03:55:49 PM

Title: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 15, 2011, 03:55:49 PM
Not to totally derail the thread, but the garlic vodka was simply too much garlic for two cups of vodka. It seems to me that the right way to infuse is the way you see it in bars; a big three or four galleon glass container filled with layers of vegetables where you pour the vodka in through the top and let it seep through all the veggies. Then you have a spout at the bottom that you serve the vodka with.

But I'm going to go buy some Mason jars and start experimenting!
Title: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: nacho on March 15, 2011, 04:06:38 PM
http://www.infused-vodka.com/

And here's the mason jar method:

http://cocktails.about.com/od/spirits/r/garlic_bsl_infs.htm

And don't reply for a few minutes because I'll split these off and put them in the Lush forum.

And a more general link:

http://cocktails.about.com/od/spirits/ht/infusions.htm

Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 15, 2011, 04:33:51 PM
Those 204 oz babies with the spout are pretty cheap.

Hmmmmm . . . a plan is forming.

I guess I'd want to do small amounts first to test out what I like. I'd get pretty sick of bloody marys before long. I want to do fruity stuff too.

Homemade grape bombs!!
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: nacho on March 15, 2011, 05:14:14 PM
*shudder*

The grapefruit lemongrass vodka sounds nice:

http://www.drinkingmadeeasy.com/2011/01/january-infusions.html
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: nacho on March 16, 2011, 05:11:52 PM
Watching an episode of Drinking Made Easy now where Zane is going nuts about bacon vodka. The "breakfast in a glass" bloody mary sounds awesome...

So house made bacon vodka -- fry three strips of hickory-smoked bacon, put them in a bottle of vodka, wait until the vodka turns smoky and the bacon looks like it's raw (it'll lose its color and sink down into the bottom of the bottle).

Here's the recipe for the bloody mary (and I'll drink this with you!):

Breakfast in a Glass

Bacon Infused vodka
Tomato Juice
Worcestershire Sauce
Hot Sauce
Bitters
Celery Salt
Garlic Salt
Pepper
Lemon
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 16, 2011, 06:13:07 PM
That sounds awesome.

The best Bloody Mary I've ever had is served at a bar just north of Haight St. in San Francisco. I don't know what they put in it, but it was exquisitely good. I'll have to get the name of the place so Tyson can tell me if I was simply dreaming, hungover, or both.
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: nacho on March 16, 2011, 06:53:15 PM
We should do a bloody mary tour for *untitled future project*!
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 20, 2011, 11:04:41 AM
I'm dumping the last of it because the garlic is really overwhelming at this point. I powered a bloody mary down last night, but it was tough.

I think next time I'll do the cloves whole instead of slicing them.
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: nacho on March 20, 2011, 11:08:06 AM
Just do more vodka. And don't dump that, pour it into the last of the Smirnoff and let it sit.

It's strong because it's, what, two bulbs of Garlic in two cups of vodka, right?
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 20, 2011, 11:22:58 AM
Maybe if I add a grape bomb, it'll get better?
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: nacho on March 20, 2011, 11:24:11 AM
No. Don't do that. Throw that grape bomb away.
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 20, 2011, 11:35:19 AM
I should make it into a mini molotov cocktail.

It was only 2 cups of vodka with a ridiculous amount of garlic. (And onions. And green beans.) I need bigger container which I don't have at this point.
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 24, 2011, 02:12:45 PM
All right, I found a mason jar that was about 2 cups. I transferred the "Vampire Killer" mix over taking out about half the vegetables. Then I filled it back up with that shitty Smirnoff.

I'll mix up a bloody tonight and see how it goes.
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: nacho on March 24, 2011, 05:23:23 PM
Wait a few days.
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 17, 2011, 08:33:40 PM
Just mixed up a bloody mary using the infused vodka that's been sitting on the fridge for a month. Amazing.
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 24, 2011, 08:53:51 PM
All right, the garlic vodka is quite nice at this point.

Now I need to perfect my Bloody Mary recipe. At this point, I'm pretty inconsistent. Last week's attempt was amazing. This week's is mediocre. At best.

I have a shitty, bland premade mix. In it, I add a pinch of horseradish, some Worcestershire sauce, and a teaspoon of pickled olive brine.

Suggestions?
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: nacho on April 25, 2011, 12:20:17 AM
The Nacho Sasha bloody mary!

Get regular V8 tomato/veg juice. Pour the whole bottle into a pitcher. Then add the juice of two lemons, a little dash of brown sugar (more to taste), a teaspoon or so of A1 steak sauce, Tobasco Worcestershire sauce (about two tablespoons), a couple tablespoons wasabi (or horseradish), crushed red peppers (liberal sprinkling), a teaspoon of celery salt, a dash of Adobo seasoning, a dash of basil and parsley, a few chives. Stir, then cover it and put it in the fridge for 18-24 hours, stirring every six hours or so.

Bust it out after a day or two. Fill a shaker with ice, then half of the mix and half vodka, another dash of the Tobasco Worcestershire and a dash of lime or lemon juice. Shake and serve with your garnish of choice -- I usually go for pickled, spicy Okra these days.
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 25, 2011, 12:21:50 AM
Should I add some ramps?
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: nacho on April 25, 2011, 12:22:58 AM
Oh... Ramps instead of okra when you serve it would be amazing.

Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: nacho on April 25, 2011, 12:24:36 AM
Also -- birthday bloody marys on May 7th? I think so. I'll mix up a batch with vodka the weekend before so it can really sit and stew for a bit.
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 25, 2011, 12:35:00 AM
Yes!
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: RottingCorpse on December 25, 2011, 12:09:57 PM
Man, oh man!

Missus RC got me a really nice infusion jar for X-Mas. Bloody Mary party!
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: nacho on January 03, 2012, 08:30:53 AM
My infusion vessel was stolen by she who must not be named.
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 08, 2012, 06:58:40 PM
Amanda Tapping?
Title: Re: RC's Garlic Vodka
Post by: nacho on January 09, 2012, 10:27:20 AM
Oh, if only.