As we mentioned in our last blog post, infusing vodka is becoming more popular, so the IN crew had to test it out. We took a variety of our favorite veggies to make our own random, scrumptious creation. I mean, why not throw a bunch of veggies all in a jar of vodka for the ultimate Bloody Mary blend?
On Wednesday night we threw the following into a large mason jar:
1/2 Jalapeno pepper
1/2 Red pepper
1/2 Yellow pepper
1 Serrano pepper
1/2 Habanero pepper
2 Garlic cloves
After storing it in a dark spot and tipping it back and forth a few times each day, we decided to test it out on Friday, roughly 48 hours later. I was a little concerned that either the flavoring wouldn’t be infused into the vodka quite yet, or it would be so spicy that we wouldn’t be able to handle it. We know the veggies that we put in are very potent, so a week would have been too long.
Turns out 48 hours were perfect. The bloodies were great! It had a pretty good kick to it, but we were still able to put it down. One thought it “tingled” but loved the fact you couldn’t even taste the vodka. It was too spicy for another, while most of us thought it was the perfect spice with a sweet taste as well. The vegetable flavoring really came through and gave it a fresh touch. I’d say it was a success overall, we’ll see what we come up with next. Let us know if you master some delicious vodkas!
Note: Do not eat the vegetables doused in vodka unless you like vodka straight up.