Saturday, January 25, 2014
Part two of the Vanilla Vodka infusion fest, this one took a bit more time than just adding extract, and drinking. This required a bit more finesse.
I found a delightful bulk store, which I believe is called "Bulk Foods", and they were offering tubes of vanilla.
These vanilla pods come in pairs, but with how powerful they are, I decided to just go with one.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Vanilla has always been my favourite flavour of Coke. In fact, I would love for them to bring it back to Canada, but unfortunately it was traded away so that we can avoid suffering the dreaded 8 month long Canadark. The ice giants gladly accepted that deal, but sometimes I think it would have been worth it to keep the Vanilla Coke.
I decided to try earlier on to do both versions, the real an artifical. Technically I could have done also the vanilla extract, but that was not in the budget for this trip.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
A while back I decided to do Vanilla Vodka, and that turned out decently. I figured it was only fair to branch out into cinnamon vodka. Sure, I could have cheaped out a just poured some ground cinnamon, but I didn't think that was fair to the audience. Instead I retrieved some sticks, and got to work.
In case you haven't seen cinnamon before, here it is in its glory. Not too shabby, but if you're looking to bake with it, you need to do a little work. Likewise, for me to get this to work, by getting it to fit in my jar, I had to break it down to size.
And so I snapped them in half like match sticks.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Pop Rocks. Sort of a bane of my vodka flavouring experience. Mind you this is just popping candy, but I put it in the same boat. They're more of a novelty than an actual candy because they disappear so fast. There isn't too much flavouring, so you don't get to flavour a drink efficiently. Secondly the novelty of the popping candy would be lost after infusing a drink, so there isn't much of a reason to do it.
Hoping that my problem was strictly that I didn't have enough pop rocks, I decided to double down. Then I doubled it again to be sure I was right.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The final drink in the Absolut vodka sampler is Raspberri. I remember growing up and eating raspberries on the farm. I preferred their tart flavour to strawberries, which I still think are a little overrated.
This is the classic bottle it uses. A nice deep red. Of course that's just the bottle, and the insides are clear.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Come-pear-ing these five types of Absolut vodka has been taking longer than I expected. In any event there is certainly two left, including this one. I bring you Absolut Pear.
No one is quite sure why pear was selected. It's not terribly common of a purchase of any of the fruits. It's quite rare for me to see anyone eating a pear too. Yet here we are.