Friday, November 19, 2010

Infusion Round 2

The first attempt at vodka is going very well but I had the inkling to go further with the pear idea and also introduce some non-traditional flavors. I went to Mississippi Market and picked up some fresh pears (comice and bosc), rosemary, spearmint and fennel root. I'm thinking that the flavors will be delicious with a nice chicken dinner or just for a breezy cocktail.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Step 1

Here's a project I've got going and will update when the outcome arises. I'm infusing vodka with pear, rose petals, and rose petals with sugar. I used to be a big fan of Shaker's Rose flavored vodka so I am giving a shot at mimicking it. The pear slices rose to the top by the next day. The rose leaves with sugar rose to the top within hours and the rose petals alone have no real float direction. I was curious after the fact if I should have made some sort of rose petal concentrate and then infused it with the concentrate.