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Spare bottles of vodka

I was having a clear out and been surprised to find 3 bottles of vodka at the back of the cupboard, probably bought for guests? Not sure, anyway neither of us drink it. 
I have had a google and see you can make sloe vodka, but is it nice ? I do like sloe gin. Or what berries would be better to infuse and produce something pleasant? 


  • I would definitely try it...flavour always improves boring old vodka 😂 if you have any chillies growing you can infuse some for a spicy addition to cocktails.
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  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,040
    I made apple vodka one year and it was amazing. Sadly I've never been able to replicate it and the subsequent attempts have been undrinkable.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,044
    never heard of apple vodka. Sounds risky though!
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    You can make chocolate liqueur and chocolate vodka and things...
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,363
    I’d ask if any of your guests/friends would like to swap it for something. 
    My parents used to make some fantastic wines,  they also experimented with some awful stuff. 
    The upturned marrow filled with everything springs to mind. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 24,453
    Can you add juniper and botanicals and make gin?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • SkylarksSkylarks Posts: 379
    A lady I used to work with put Werther’s sweets into cheap vodka. Not sure how long she used to leave it for. She loved the stuff. 
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,453
    edited August 2021
    I'd leave it in my will. @Skylarks😜
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,040
    a1154 said:
    never heard of apple vodka. Sounds risky though!
    I think the problem was that I used crab apples. The first batch were a sweeter variety with good flavour, you still wouldn't want to eat them but they were a good variety for cooking and jam etc. I didn't check the apples before the later batches and the result was quite astringent no matter how sweet I made it. I would try again with eating apples but minimum alcohol pricing in Wales means Vodka isn't cheap enough to risk anymore :|  Plenty of recipes online. I followed a recipe that was more for foragers which is why it recommended crab apples I think.

    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • Loraine3Loraine3 Posts: 558
    I've had damson vodka which was very good.
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