What is dishwasher vodka and, is it a good gift?

(248 Posts)
lighthousekeeping Wed 07-Nov-12 20:26:43

I've seen it come up on here before but I can't work out what it is. Can you get away with using the cheap stuff?

And they are kilner jars not Kilmer! But val can show me his jars anytime! wink

OlaRapaceFru Fri 09-Nov-12 18:44:31

Now you've got me, BeatTheClock. I don't even know who Mark and Lard are blush grin

lighthousekeeping, these are Kilner jars/bottles www.lakeland.co.uk/16889/Kilner-8-Piece-Sloe-Gin-Set. I'm sure there are similar varieties you can buy in local stores.

TheCunnyFuntWearingAPoppy Fri 09-Nov-12 18:54:26

Oooh can we get this thread moved to somewhere it won't go poof? Can't lose it!

aimingtobeaperfectionist Fri 09-Nov-12 19:02:27

Do I need to chop up the chocolate? Will it totally dissolve or will I need to skim it? I'm planning on lots of chocolate 'sipping' vodkas! I may have bought one more bottle than I need, you know, quality control and all that wink

OlaRapaceFru Fri 09-Nov-12 19:06:08

Yes, chop the chocolate as small as you can - don't forget you've got to be able to shove it into the top of the bottle, through the neck, anyway.

The heat from the dishwasher 'melts' the chocolate into the vodka, so you end up with a chocolatey/creamy/alcoholic drink - no skimming needed.

Skimming is only needed if you use 'hard' sweets.

BeatTheClock Fri 09-Nov-12 19:12:04

Ola Oh now I feel oldgrin. Mark and Lard presented a great programme together on R1 at various time a few years back. Blimey Charlie was one of their catch phrases - an expression of surprise; although I guess other people must've used it before them too.

Agree this is a good thread! Some interesting suggestions. I like home made flavoured vodka. I like the studenty experimental aspect to it. No way would I drink vodka otherwise. I bet there are vodka purists who shudder at all this messing about with it. But to me it just tastes firey hot with no other taste on its own.

aimingtobeaperfectionist Fri 09-Nov-12 19:12:21

I've no dishwasher!! Damn it. Will chic still work?! Should I melt it first?

OlaRapaceFru Fri 09-Nov-12 19:15:45

I am well old, BeatTheClock. How did this Radio 1 programme escape me? Maybe I was listening to Capital?

If you haven't got a dishwasher, aiming, just stand your bottle of vodka + choc in a large bowl (the kitchen sink) of boiling hot water - but make sure the boiling water doesn't crack the glass of the bottle though.

DrSeuss Fri 09-Nov-12 19:44:21

Anyone tried Dolly Mixtures, please? A friend is an addict and would love that!

sparklythings Fri 09-Nov-12 19:47:27

Feck me, that sounds ace. Although a little bonkers. grin
Might just have to try buying some vodka, chucking sweets in and putting it in the dishwasher for a spin.
DH might think I've finally lost it though lol!

aimingtobeaperfectionist Fri 09-Nov-12 19:59:59

Thanks ola. Off to stock up on chocolate for me gifts....

NicholasTeakozy Fri 09-Nov-12 20:06:23

BeatTheClock I knew you were a fellow fan of Mark and Lard just by your name.

I still miss their 'quality items', specially Alan Ball, Fat Harry White, the Rabbi Lionel Blair, I could go on.

flyoverthegoldenhill Fri 09-Nov-12 20:10:12

I stole this from another thread -Black jack vodka. Its brilliant, you don't need to put it in the dishwasher just shake. Chilli vodka was great - for very hot bloody marys smile

ProfYaffle Fri 09-Nov-12 20:26:07

<pricks up ears> did someone mention Mark and Lard? What a Palace of Glittering Delights this thread is ....

Black jack, fruit salad and mars bar vodka in the dish washer!! <irrationally excited!

Selks Sat 10-Nov-12 14:01:56

If you don't have a dishwasher could it be done in the microwave?

Microwaving will cook of the alcohol i think. As you can't put the metal I'd on.

If you have the time you could just leave it and give it a shake every day for a few weeks or someone up thread said o stand the bottle in boiling water in the sink until the sweets dissolve.

AmberLeaf Sat 10-Nov-12 14:13:35

If you do a 70cl with cherry drops, how many packs would be needed?

AmberLeaf Sat 10-Nov-12 14:14:12

Oh and how do you store the chocolate ones? I imagine fridged would change the consistency?

cheesesarnie Sat 10-Nov-12 14:21:16

oooh i know what all my friends are getting this year!

fuzzpig Sat 10-Nov-12 14:28:28

Ooh this all sounds amazing. Unfortunately I don't think my family really even drink spirits. Possibly could try for SIL... but don't really know what they drink and would be very worried about messing it up!

I bet candy canes would make a nice vodka?

cheesesarnie Sat 10-Nov-12 14:29:15

oooh candy canes!

justaweeone Sat 10-Nov-12 14:31:02

I made a chocolate orange one years ago and melted the chocolate orange and added it to the vodka

FeijoaVodkaPlease Sat 10-Nov-12 14:44:45

This thread has reminded me of why I love mn so much. Out of all the crap, pure vodka loveliness to brighten up my day grin

Selks Sat 10-Nov-12 14:47:56

Mmm chocolate orange vodka!

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