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    Frank103 Guest

    Default Flavored Vodka

    I'm just starting to learn abour vodka and would like to do a little
    experimenting. First, I would like to give vodka a slight lemon flavor. I
    have a 1.5 liter of inexpensive vodka and 3 lemons. I know I will use the
    zest. Do I use the juice? How long should I let the vodka and zest mix rest?
    Can anyone recommend any other ingredients and the amounts to use? Thanks in
    advance.
    Frank



  2. #2
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Flavored Vodka

    Frank103 wrote:

    > I'm just starting to learn abour vodka and would like to do a little
    > experimenting. First, I would like to give vodka a slight lemon flavor. I
    > have a 1.5 liter of inexpensive vodka and 3 lemons. I know I will use the
    > zest. Do I use the juice? How long should I let the vodka and zest mix rest?
    > Can anyone recommend any other ingredients and the amounts to use? Thanks in
    > advance.


    I dunno, but you just got me wishing I had some Vanilla Bacardi on hand.
    Best darned rum'n'cokes ever.


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    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Flavored Vodka

    On Sep 2, 11:37*am, "Frank103" <frank...@cox.net> wrote:
    > I'm just starting to learn abour vodka and would like to do a little
    > experimenting. First, I would like to give vodka a slight lemon flavor. I
    > have a 1.5 liter of inexpensive vodka and 3 lemons. I know I will use the
    > zest. Do I use the juice? How long should I let the vodka and zest mix rest?
    > Can anyone recommend any other ingredients and the amounts to use? Thanksin
    > advance.
    > Frank


    I would just use the zest of all 3 lemons- wait a week or 2 to test.
    If it's not strong enough, let it go a week or so more...

  4. #4
    aem Guest

    Default Re: Flavored Vodka

    On Sep 2, 11:37*am, "Frank103" <frank...@cox.net> wrote:
    > I'm just starting to learn abour vodka and would like to do a little
    > experimenting. First, I would like to give vodka a slight lemon flavor. I
    > have a 1.5 liter of inexpensive vodka and 3 lemons. I know I will use the
    > zest. Do I use the juice? How long should I let the vodka and zest mix rest?
    > Can anyone recommend any other ingredients and the amounts to use? Thanksin
    > advance.
    > Frank


    When we moved into this house with a large well-established orange
    tree I was still drinking vodka, so I thought I'd try infusing vodka
    with orange flavor. I tried it two ways: large quantities of zest,
    infused for about 5 days; and peeled fruit sections, pith removed, for
    about 8 days. Results strained into another bottle in both cases.
    Both worked, in the sense of imparting flavor. The zest produced a
    sharper tinge than the fruit. But I didn't like either one and
    switched back to screwdrivers......Nowadays I like mimosas. -aem

  5. #5
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Flavored Vodka


    "Frank103" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:7Kfvk.21334$[email protected]..
    > I'm just starting to learn abour vodka and would like to do a little
    > experimenting. First, I would like to give vodka a slight lemon flavor. I
    > have a 1.5 liter of inexpensive vodka and 3 lemons. I know I will use the
    > zest. Do I use the juice? How long should I let the vodka and zest mix
    > rest? Can anyone recommend any other ingredients and the amounts to use?
    > Thanks in advance.
    > Frank



    Here you go;

    Lemon Flavored Vodka Recipe #13346
    From the Jewish Food Archives.
    by Mirj
    5 min | 5 min prep

    1 small lemon
    1 quart vodka

    Remove the thin outer peel from a small lemon in one long spiral; avoid the
    bitter white pith.
    Drop it into a quart of vodka and let stand at least 1 week, removing the
    peel when you think its job has been done.
    The lemon colors the vodka pale yellow and imparts a slight citrus sweetness
    and pungency.
    TO USE: Serve the vodka chilled.
    If you wish, the vodka may be stored in the freezer.

    2008 Recipezaar. All Rights Reserved. http://www.recipezaar.com

    Dimitri


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    Victor Sack Guest

    Default Re: Flavored Vodka

    Frank103 <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm just starting to learn abour vodka and would like to do a little
    > experimenting. First, I would like to give vodka a slight lemon flavor. I
    > have a 1.5 liter of inexpensive vodka and 3 lemons. I know I will use the
    > zest. Do I use the juice? How long should I let the vodka and zest mix rest?
    > Can anyone recommend any other ingredients and the amounts to use? Thanks in
    > advance.


    Use just the zest. If you use the juice, you'd be making a kind of
    cocktail. Zest of 3 lemons for 1.5 l of vodka is a reasonable ratio.
    Zest the lemons carefully, so that only the yellow part is present;
    white pith would add bitterness. Add the zest to the vodka and let
    steep in a warm place for a few days. Filter out the zest.

    Victor

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    Billy Guest

  8. #8
    Lynn from Fargo Guest

    Default Re: Flavored Vodka

    On Sep 2, 1:37*pm, "Frank103" <frank...@cox.net> wrote:
    > I'm just starting to learn abour vodka and would like to do a little
    > experimenting. First, I would like to give vodka a slight lemon flavor. I
    > have a 1.5 liter of inexpensive vodka and 3 lemons. I know I will use the
    > zest. Do I use the juice? How long should I let the vodka and zest mix rest?
    > Can anyone recommend any other ingredients and the amounts to use? Thanksin
    > advance.
    > Frank


    What the hell's the matter with Absolut Citron ?
    Lynn in Fargo



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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Flavored Vodka

    Lynn from Fargo wrote:
    > On Sep 2, 1:37 pm, "Frank103" <frank...@cox.net> wrote:
    >> I'm just starting to learn abour vodka and would like to do a little
    >> experimenting. First, I would like to give vodka a slight lemon flavor. I
    >> have a 1.5 liter of inexpensive vodka and 3 lemons. I know I will use the
    >> zest. Do I use the juice? How long should I let the vodka and zest mix rest?
    >> Can anyone recommend any other ingredients and the amounts to use? Thanks in
    >> advance.
    >> Frank

    >
    > What the hell's the matter with Absolut Citron ?
    > Lynn in Fargo
    >


    I don't know. Never tried it. But a few weeks ago I went to my brothers
    for a Mojito party. I took some rum, sugar syrup with lime juice, fresh
    limes and fresh mint and made great Mojitos. He bought a bottle of
    Mojito. The commercial stuff was horrible,

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    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Flavored Vodka

    Dave Smith wrote:

    > Lynn from Fargo wrote:
    >> On Sep 2, 1:37 pm, "Frank103" <frank...@cox.net> wrote:
    >>> I'm just starting to learn abour vodka and would like to do a little
    >>> experimenting. First, I would like to give vodka a slight lemon flavor. I
    >>> have a 1.5 liter of inexpensive vodka and 3 lemons. I know I will use the
    >>> zest. Do I use the juice? How long should I let the vodka and zest mix rest?
    >>> Can anyone recommend any other ingredients and the amounts to use? Thanks in
    >>> advance.
    >>> Frank

    >>
    >> What the hell's the matter with Absolut Citron ?
    >> Lynn in Fargo
    >>

    >
    > I don't know. Never tried it. But a few weeks ago I went to my brothers
    > for a Mojito party. I took some rum, sugar syrup with lime juice, fresh
    > limes and fresh mint and made great Mojitos. He bought a bottle of
    > Mojito. The commercial stuff was horrible,


    Ugh.

    Another answer might be that OP is using inexpensive vodka, and that
    probably indicates a preference to continue doing that.


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  11. #11
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Flavored Vodka

    Lynn from Fargo <[email protected]> wrote:

    > What the hell's the matter with Absolut Citron ?


    Nothing! It's reasonable at its price point. Ketel One Citron
    is IMO better.

    Regarding citrus vodka in general, a local bartender turned me on to
    very nice one -- Finlandia Grapefruit. Seemed an unlikely thing
    to try but they did a really good job.

    Then there are the Hanger One vodkas, flavored before distillation.

    Steve

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    Dan S. Guest

    Default Re: Flavored Vodka

    Dimitri was thinking very hard :
    > "Frank103" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:7Kfvk.21334$[email protected]..
    >> I'm just starting to learn abour vodka and would like to do a little
    >> experimenting. First, I would like to give vodka a slight lemon flavor. I
    >> have a 1.5 liter of inexpensive vodka and 3 lemons. I know I will use the
    >> zest. Do I use the juice? How long should I let the vodka and zest mix
    >> rest? Can anyone recommend any other ingredients and the amounts to use?
    >> Thanks in advance.
    >> Frank

    >
    >
    > Here you go;
    >
    > Lemon Flavored Vodka Recipe #13346
    > From the Jewish Food Archives.
    > by Mirj
    > 5 min | 5 min prep
    >
    > 1 small lemon
    > 1 quart vodka
    >
    > Remove the thin outer peel from a small lemon in one long spiral; avoid the
    > bitter white pith.
    > Drop it into a quart of vodka and let stand at least 1 week, removing the
    > peel when you think its job has been done.
    > The lemon colors the vodka pale yellow and imparts a slight citrus sweetness
    > and pungency.
    > TO USE: Serve the vodka chilled.
    > If you wish, the vodka may be stored in the freezer.
    >
    > 2008 Recipezaar. All Rights Reserved. http://www.recipezaar.com
    >
    > Dimitri


    That's also the recipe for lemon extract, except you use about 2 oz
    vodka, I'd assume.



  13. #13
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Flavored Vodka

    Steve Pope wrote:
    > Lynn from Fargo <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> What the hell's the matter with Absolut Citron ?

    >
    > Nothing! It's reasonable at its price point. Ketel One Citron
    > is IMO better.
    >
    > Regarding citrus vodka in general, a local bartender turned me on to
    > very nice one -- Finlandia Grapefruit. Seemed an unlikely thing
    > to try but they did a really good job.


    Ohmygosh- some of the BEST vodka filled chocolates I've ever purchased
    were Finlandia dark chocolates. Incredibly good!!
    Every Christmas the commissary sells liquor filled chocolates and you
    have to buy what you see when you see it, because you never know if
    they'll have it again next week. I always buy a mess of 'em and give
    them to all the support staff for a Christmas presents. They are always
    good, but the Finlandia were by far my favorite!

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    Gloria P Guest

    Default Re: Flavored Vodka

    Dave Smith wrote:
    > Lynn from Fargo wrote:


    >>
    >> What the hell's the matter with Absolut Citron ?
    >> Lynn in Fargo
    >>

    >
    > I don't know. Never tried it. But a few weeks ago I went to my brothers
    > for a Mojito party. I took some rum, sugar syrup with lime juice, fresh
    > limes and fresh mint and made great Mojitos. He bought a bottle of
    > Mojito. The commercial stuff was horrible,




    In my experience, pre-mixed bottled cocktails are ALWAYS horrible,
    along with that nasty bottled "bar mix" for lemon or lime drinks.
    Ugh.

    gloria p

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    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Flavored Vodka

    Gloria P <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In my experience, pre-mixed bottled cocktails are ALWAYS horrible,
    >along with that nasty bottled "bar mix" for lemon or lime drinks.
    >Ugh.


    Right. And I'm not too fond of the stuff that comes out of a
    bar hose either.

    Steve

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    Mike Guest

    Default Re: Flavored Vodka


    "Frank103" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:7Kfvk.21334$[email protected]..
    > I'm just starting to learn abour vodka and would like to do a little
    > experimenting. First, I would like to give vodka a slight lemon flavor. I
    > have a 1.5 liter of inexpensive vodka and 3 lemons. I know I will use the
    > zest. Do I use the juice? How long should I let the vodka and zest mix
    > rest? Can anyone recommend any other ingredients and the amounts to use?
    > Thanks in advance.
    > Frank

    Crushed red pepper is good.
    I forget the amount. I think I used a half teaspoon to a pint .
    I really liked the stolly pepper vodka. the absolut not so much



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    Victor Sack Guest

    Default Re: Flavored Vodka

    Billy <Hereiam@hotmaildotcom> wrote:

    > [email protected] (Victor Sack) wrote:
    >
    > >white pith would add bitterness.

    >
    > It's vodka....after a couple...who would care??....<VBG!>


    Heh! Knock yourself out, in every sense of the word! :-)

    Actually, if one were to get technical, it would no longer be vodka if
    you steep something in it. In Russian quasi-official terminology, such
    a concoction is called "gor'kaya nastoyka", "bitter infusion".

    Indeed, a lot of such infusions do contain bitter components. The word,
    as used in modern Russian in this context, does really mean "bitter",
    but originally, it came from another Slavonic root, meaning "fire", as
    in "fire wine" or "fire water", or, alternatively "burned" or "burnt",
    as in "branntwein" or "brandy". The Ukrainian "gorilka" and the Polish
    "gorzalka" stem from that root.

    Victor

  18. #18
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Flavored Vodka

    Lynn wrote on Tue, 2 Sep 2008 16:49:51 -0700 (PDT):

    > On Sep 2, 1:37 pm, "Frank103" <frank...@cox.net> wrote:
    >> I'm just starting to learn abour vodka and would like to do a
    >> little experimenting. First, I would like to give vodka a
    >> slight lemon flavor. I have a 1.5 liter of inexpensive vodka
    >> and 3 lemons. I know I will use the zest. Do I use the juice?
    >> How long should I let the vodka and zest mix rest? Can anyone
    >> recommend any other ingredients and the amounts to use?
    >> Thanks in advance. Frank


    > What the hell's the matter with Absolut Citron ?
    > Lynn in Fargo


    I've liked Pepper Vodka since I first had it served from a bottle
    encased in a block of ice. I don't mean things like Absolut Peppar which
    is flavored with green sweet peppers, AFAICT but the real Russian stuff
    using hot peppers.

    You can make it yourself by steeping dried hot peppers in vodka. Filter
    off the peppers after a few hours and keep the bottle in the freezer,
    zdorov'ya!

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


  19. #19
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Flavored Vodka

    In article <[email protected] .net>,
    Blinky the Shark <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Frank103 wrote:
    >
    > > I'm just starting to learn abour vodka and would like to do a little
    > > experimenting. First, I would like to give vodka a slight lemon flavor. I
    > > have a 1.5 liter of inexpensive vodka and 3 lemons. I know I will use the
    > > zest. Do I use the juice? How long should I let the vodka and zest mix
    > > rest?
    > > Can anyone recommend any other ingredients and the amounts to use? Thanks
    > > in
    > > advance.

    >
    > I dunno, but you just got me wishing I had some Vanilla Bacardi on hand.
    > Best darned rum'n'cokes ever.


    I'd say let it sit until it tastes right to you. :-)

    Start at about 6 weeks.

    Slicesd strawberries in vodka are the gods and are good after a couple
    of weeks.

    I've made fruit brandy for Christmas gifts and start out with fresh
    frozen or fresh fruit in vodka and start about 6 weeks out.

    Before gifting, I strain off the old fruit (and freeze it for dessert
    dishes) and add fresher fruit for looks, along with about 1/3rd brandy
    to the extracted vodka.

    Place all in an attractive lightning jar and decorate as desired.

    Appropriate fresh herbs such as mint or lemon balm added also looks nice
    and flavors well.
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  20. #20
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Flavored Vodka

    In article <nphvk.9066$[email protected]>,
    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Frank103" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:7Kfvk.21334$[email protected]..
    > > I'm just starting to learn abour vodka and would like to do a little
    > > experimenting. First, I would like to give vodka a slight lemon flavor. I
    > > have a 1.5 liter of inexpensive vodka and 3 lemons. I know I will use the
    > > zest. Do I use the juice? How long should I let the vodka and zest mix
    > > rest? Can anyone recommend any other ingredients and the amounts to use?
    > > Thanks in advance.
    > > Frank

    >
    >
    > Here you go;
    >
    > Lemon Flavored Vodka Recipe #13346
    > From the Jewish Food Archives.
    > by Mirj
    > 5 min | 5 min prep
    >
    > 1 small lemon
    > 1 quart vodka
    >
    > Remove the thin outer peel from a small lemon in one long spiral; avoid the
    > bitter white pith.
    > Drop it into a quart of vodka and let stand at least 1 week, removing the
    > peel when you think its job has been done.
    > The lemon colors the vodka pale yellow and imparts a slight citrus sweetness
    > and pungency.
    > TO USE: Serve the vodka chilled.
    > If you wish, the vodka may be stored in the freezer.
    >
    > 2008 Recipezaar. All Rights Reserved. http://www.recipezaar.com
    >
    > Dimitri


    I always store vodka in the freezer. ;-d
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    Peace! Om

    "If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed." --Mark Twain

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