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Flavoured vodkas [Nov. 16th, 2006|09:20 pm]
Douglas Spencer
I make flavoured vodkas from time to time. I've had some remarkable successes and some memorable failures.

For reasons which will be clear to some of you but opaque to others, I've been making a bacon-flavoured version. The first attempt was sampled after a while, but it was very nasty (owing partly to a failure in managing the quantity of free fats) and had to be cautiously retired.

I've now made a version using crispy bacon, and I hope it'll develop with rather more success.

Take four ounces (uncooked weight) of unsmoked streaky bacon, and cook it until pretty much all the fat has been cooked out of it. Don't be scared if the meaty bits are slightly burnt. Find a one-litre bottle of vodka. Break the cooked bacon into strips narrow enough to fit through the neck of the bottle and drop it in. Add a small sloosh of something sweet you might be happy to cook pig products with -- in this case I used maple syrup but honey would probably work too. Shake the bottle well and let it stand around for a few weeks to mature.

It might be very nasty, it might be good. We'll just have to wait and see.
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From: ex_the_major316
2006-11-16 09:46 pm (UTC)
So when is the big party happening to taste these delightful products of yours?
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2006-11-16 09:56 pm (UTC)
The bacon vodka is going to a Hogswatch night party in Sheffield. Other bottles could be going anywhere... you'll have to wait and see.
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From: ex_the_major316
2006-11-16 10:03 pm (UTC)
You mean I'm going to have to attend every party that's going on this year in order to taste your samples? I don't think my bicycle can cope!
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2006-11-16 10:05 pm (UTC)
I'm already in danger of taking two women to this party, if I take you as well then I'll run out of arms.
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From: ex_the_major316
2006-11-16 10:18 pm (UTC)
I'll settle with a thigh :)
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2006-11-16 10:23 pm (UTC)
It'll be a delight to wrap my thigh round your waist.
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From: ex_the_major316
2006-11-17 07:33 am (UTC)
:)
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