Thursday, April 12, 2012

Booze Update

Well did any of you try making fruited vodka?

I thought that I’d give everyone a quick update on the progress of my fruit maceration.

The Raspberry version is rocking like an 80’s hair band!

It cleared very quickly, took on a wonderful color and smells and tastes like summer in a shot glass.

So far, I have tried this one mixed with ginger ale, Mtn Dew, coconut water and as a shooter. I have not been let down yet. The flavor is just awesome, and it mixes with everything you think Raspberry should mix with.

The Peach version.... That’s another story all together.

As you can see, I’m cold crashing it in the refrigerator with hopes that it will eventually settle all of it’s cloudy, murky gook to the bottom.

 The peach color is more of a urine yellow rather than a beautiful peach color. I suppose a drop of food coloring would fix this right up... If it ever clears.

The flavor is of peaches, but it’s not a pleasing peach flavor. It’s muddy, it’s harsh and it has no appealing quality to me at all.

I have not given up on the peach, as I’m hoping that the suspended solids are causing the muddy flavors, and I think that with enough added sugar the flavor will come back in line with what I was hoping for.

I will keep you all abreast of any changes in this project as they develop.


1 comment:

Mattress said...

pour the peach stuff through a coffee filter, that'll remove most of the gunk.

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