I have some basil-infused vodka that is ready to use, but I am having difficulty coming up with interesting cocktails to make with it. I am aware of Bloody Marys, but what other delicious beverages can and should I be making with this? Obscurity of ingredients is not an issue. Thanks!
Difficulty level: No Bloody Marys. [more inside]
What surprises me is that I didn't drink too much, I only drank 2 glasses. It was my first time drinking Vodka, so my question is : Is it normal that I threw up and had the spins? Does that mean that I have a very low tolerance for it? I mixed the second glass with some orange juice. Not sure if that's relevant.
I recently discovered that the morning after drinking vodka (I'm not getting drunk and this wasn't on an empty stomach), I get mild chest pains. I'm not looking for what to do: obviously I've stopped drinking vodka and will see a doctor ASAP. What I'd like to know is: have you experienced this and did you ever figure out the cause?
My roommate drinks a half gallon of vodka a week. I know it's a lot but is it so much that I should consider an intervention?
Leaving for the Deep Creek Dunk in a few hours, and I'm looking for mixed drink recommendations to get through standing outside in the cold for 6 hours... special requirements: mixes with Grey Goose (I'm not a huge fan of it, but it was a free bottle, so mixing can overpower the vodka)... is not carbonated thusly cannot go "flat" when sitting for a few hours nor can it get "shaken up" while sloshing around inside a Camelbak for a while... tastes good cold, but doesn't taste bad when it warms up a bit... and is something I can drink through a straw all afternoon. Last year, I mixed a Bay Breeze (Vodka, Cranberry juice & Pineapple juice), so I was looking for something different. Thanks.
We've got a bottle of this vodka produced from 100% maple sap and we need some ideas for delicious cocktail experiments. [more inside]
I've often heard the claim that vodka is required by law to be "tasteless, odorless, and colorless". Even Alton Brown, who I usually trust on these matters, makes the claim. This claim is often taken to mean that it doesn't matter what brand of vodka you buy - it's all exactly the same (Alton says this as well). How can this possibly be true? Anyone who's ever opened a bottle of vodka knows it has an obvious smell, with words like "paint thinner" describing it. Others will tell you that this just means you're buying cheap vodka, but according to the supposed law, it's all the same! Please help me get set straight. Is there a law or not? [more inside]
I'm holding a '007 Days of James Bond' charity fund-raiser marathon, starting this coming Sunday - all of official movies from 'Dr. No' to 'Quantum of Solace' plus a few more. So I'm looking for food/drink ideas we can put together - either 'sensible' stuff connected with the movie (sushi during 'You Only Live Twice'), silly generic ideas (' Prawn Connery') or anything you can suggest... Many thanks in advance!
I preserved a lot of cumquats in liquor. The liquor is nice, but the cumquats themselves too are sour and bitter to eat. Is there a recipe I could use them in? I'm thinking something like a fruitcake, but I don't know how to incorporate them.
There is only one cocktail that I really, really like. I discovered it by chance at my favorite restaurant, since sadly closed down. I can get people to make it for me but it seems like I always have to explain the recipe three times and I feel there must be a name for it. Unfortunately, I have drawn a blank when visiting cocktail websites. Please help me ID this drink! [more inside]
Suggestions for unique spirits specifically from Texas. Open to Rum, Gin, Rye and Whisky [more inside]
In one week, I will have a bottle of home-infused tomato vodka. What should I do with it? [more inside]
Maple Bacon Vodka experiments. What other herbs, spices, or other sundry flavors could/should I toss in that would add a third level of yummyness? [more inside]
Cocktail ideas for home-infused vodkas: Strawberry, cantaloupe, vanilla-caramel, chai tea, tea with lemon and honey, bacon. [more inside]
Potent Potables: Ice fishing edition. I'm in charge of the non-beer booze for an ice fishing weekend. Suggestions? [more inside]
Does anyone know where to find Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka in the UK?
I am making homemade vanilla extract for christmas presents. I was planning to use smirnoff, but money is tighter than I anticipated this month. If I use bottom shelf vodka, will it be terrible? What is the least crappy brand of bottom shelf vodka? I don't have a brita filter to purify the vodka unfortunately, but if there is another cheap way to make it better I could do that. Thanks!
The household is throwing a small-ish cocktail party next week, and I've prepared a few homemade syrups and flavored vodkas for the occasion. Help me make the best use of them? [more inside]
Why is my homemade walnut vodka infusion FIZZING after its first night? Am I going to die? [more inside]
Any tips on making the perfect vodka watermelon? [more inside]
Where can I find Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka in New York (especially near Union/Madison Sq Park)? [more inside]
I am helping my friends open a bar and we are trying to figure out the math behind what to charge for drinks. Is there some sort of formula we should be aware of? [more inside]
Kosher for passover at a pub? [more inside]
Vodka That Tastes Like Fall? Since I do my Thanksgiving a week or so after everyone else, I have time to infuse a massive jug of vodka with seasonally appropriate flavors for the festivities. What infuses well and tastes like fall/thanksgiving/etc? [more inside]
Help Me Give The Gift Of Drunkeness: What can I infuse in these little jars? I got a case of them as a gift and I want to turn it around into another gift, little jars of infused vodka, but I have some questions, mostly about making them pretty. [more inside]
Friends sent me two in-flight-sized bottles of alcohol: a bottle of "mint gin" and a bottle of vodka. They are of unknown age (probably at least the early 1970s, possibly even older) and most likely American provenance. They appear to be unopened. Can I die/suffer permanent injury from drinking them?
[End of Summer Drinks Filter]: Scandinavian summer is quickly coming to a close, and I need some great ideas for end of summer cocktails! Looking for new and exciting instead of the usual spirit and mixer stuff. Thanks follow mefite imbibers for your advice! [more inside]
What is this bottle of Russian liquor? And where can I get some in the US? [more inside]
SummerSnackFilter: In an attempt to relive certain college days, I purchased a watermelon and a handle of cheap vodka. Cut hole, insert bottle, and in 24 hours, deliciousness, right? Wrong. Can the tipsy hive mind tell me where I went wrong? And other things that I can make along these lines? [more inside]
Just turned 21 -- seeking advice on cocktails and rounding out my first-ever purchase of liquor. [more inside]
Where can I get Wodka Gorbatschow in Chicago? [more inside]
Help me find a cream-vodka pasta sauce recipe? [more inside]
How long does it take to freeze vodka, and what can I do with it after that? [more inside]
Would it be possible to make potato-salad vodka? [more inside]
What is your favorite price point liquor of a given style and why? [more inside]
Help me become a better drinker. [more inside]
Is it possible to get a nice bottle of vodka shipped to a friend in the US, and if so, how? [more inside]
Perfect 1864 in the Bay Area. [more inside]
Where can I find a Moscow Mule in San Francisco, complete with obscure copper mug? IF you can answer and you're in the SF area, I'll buy you a Moscow Mule too (more inside). [more inside]
I'm curious what it would take to make and sell a bottle of booze commercially. A new tequila or vodka for instance. What would it take to have my own bottle for sale in Albertson's (etc...) nationwide. I know Sammy Hagar wanted his own tequila and now has it, and I know some guy started Skyy vodka. Now, Sammy is clearly a $$$$$-onaire, and for all I know, so was the Skyy guy before he started. Does it take a million bucks? Or can I start small for $10,000? What kind of barriers to entry are there? Legality issues? Initial production? Production scalability? Any info would be appreciated.
Does thawing vodka decrease in alcohol content as it thaws? [more inside]
Dry, veddy veddy dry... [more inside]
Looking for a good cherry vodka recipe. [more inside]
ChillFilter: At what temperature does vodka freeze? [more inside]
What is the shelf life of open bottles of liquor? I've read from eternal (vodka) to six months (rum). [+] [more inside]
Any vodka connoisseurs or haters around? My usual partner in booze snobbery hoboynow and I have a bit of a debate. I'm interested in pursuing vodka as my drink for the next few months but he isn't. To his taste, "tequila and whisky varietals (along with any of the more complex-tasting beverages) are more worth investigation than vodka." What are your thoughts? Also, what vodkas have you found to be the best purchase?
I know that there are no carbs in hard liquor (gin, vodka, etc), but why? I've been told that the carbs are burnt off in the distilling process, but I'd like to know exactly how that occurs. Weblinks are helpful.
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