Monday, January 19, 2009
pepper vodka, recycled bottle
every once in a while, i like a bloody mary. and every once in a while, the boy likes a bloody mary; but we always seem to be out of vodka for one reason or another. we figured the only way we'd not run out of vodka in a timely manner would be to buy pepper flavored vodka, but i've also been toying with the idea of making my own.
i found part of a bottle of Skyy vodka in my freezer, and foraged an empty Absolut Peppar bottle, so in went a couple of types of peppers (split jalapeno, serrano, and thai chili, deseeded) and a couple of garlic cloves. set this in a cool dry place (not too hard to make things cool lately since it's been about 20 degrees out and the house is somewhat chilly downstairs). i figured this might be ready in a couple of weeks.
i do like the way it looks, all the peppers floating in vodka goodness. i can't wait to see how hot this vodka gets, and maybe experiment a bit with different flavors.