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

(247 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?

SpookTheCat Wed 07-Nov-12 20:31:21

I have absolutely no idea, i thought from reading your title it was extra good at getting rid of the grease build up or something grin
until you mentioned a gift.

Intrigued to know what it actually is!!!

i use lemon juice to degrease my dishwasher - no way i'd waste perfectly good booze!

lighthousekeeping Wed 07-Nov-12 20:36:27

I really dont know what it is but, Im sure Ive read about it on a Christmas gift thread. And, I think we have to start making it now like the Christmas Cake

gingeroots Wed 07-Nov-12 20:36:34

"LtEveDallasWed 23-Nov-11 15:55:22

Ha!

Gotta go out soon and prob wont get back on so if you do have a d/w...

1 ltr bottle of Vodka - remove about 1/4.
Fill with chosen sweets (boiled sweets are best, if you use skittles or chews you will need to skim off 'scum' afterwards)
Give larger sweets a good bashing, when I did Rhubard and Custard I'd smashed them into almost powder.
If using chocolate use about a 500g bar

Put lid back on and twist some cling film around it (just in case)

Put bottle in the top of the dishwasher and run a 70 degree daily cycle.

Take out and let it cool naturally

Bingo!!

(If you then put it in the freezer it wont go solid but will go v v thick like a liquer)"

any help ?

Littlemisspoorly Wed 07-Nov-12 20:39:50

OMG! What an invention shock How did anyone come up with this???

TimothyTumblespring Wed 07-Nov-12 20:41:54

This is how flavoured vodkas have been made for many, many moons. If you have ever been to Vodka Revolution Bar and had a test tube rack of their flavoured vodkas most of them are made this way <insider emoticon>

lighthousekeeping Wed 07-Nov-12 20:42:58

I bet it was students grin

Now I need to know what flavours work best, nothing too common like bubblegum or my friends will suss me. Where to you get nice cheap bottles from to decant it into and, what standard of vodka does one use? will the four quid Polish fire water work?

gussiegrips Wed 07-Nov-12 20:44:47

Wow.

What flavours have you had success with...and which are a really bad idea? Just thinking about Christmas present for diffiuclt to buy for sister in law...

TimothyTumblespring Wed 07-Nov-12 20:48:05

Pear drops work well. So do jelly babies. I think someone has already said rhubarb and custards. Sherbert lemons and chocolate limes are also good. Oh, and so is Turkish delight.

Use any vodka you like, the label will soak off in the dishwasher and you can make your own one to put on so no one need know you used TescoValue smile

lighthousekeeping Wed 07-Nov-12 20:50:23

these flavours though are you able to use mixers or do you drink it like a shot? because, if thats the case they wont be suitable for anyone over 24!!

LondonInHighHeeledBoots Wed 07-Nov-12 20:54:21

Skittles work just lovely but separate each colour first, get those Kilner-lidded type bottles, the little ones, and make a rainbow selection. We are pretty sure after extensive testing that the red ones made it stronger.

We never ran it through the dishwasher, just kept it in a cupboard for a while til the sweeties dissolved - as you can probably tell, we were students and didn't have a dishwasher!

cakesonatrain Wed 07-Nov-12 20:56:14

Most will be good with lemonade or some with coke.

TimothyTumblespring Wed 07-Nov-12 20:57:03

They are quite thick, more like a liqueur than a straight spirit really. You could drink them with lemonade or tonic I suppose.

But I've always felt that flavoured vodka was designed for irresponsible drinking.

LondonInHighHeeledBoots Wed 07-Nov-12 20:58:04

Lighthouse, the general point is to get a 'sipping' vodka like a good Polish or Russian one - its kept in the freezer and you have a port-sized glass and sip it. If it is flavored well and cold enough it is gorgeous. You might need a halfway decent vodka, not the cleaning-your-walls basics but nothing fancy, and a spoonful of sugar helps all ills.

Lemonade or soda will go with pretty much all flavours as a mixer.

lighthousekeeping Wed 07-Nov-12 21:00:12

do you have to put it through a sieve?

Are there any sophisicated flavours? what about shoving a box of After Eights in?

BlissfullyIgnorant Wed 07-Nov-12 21:10:46

Never heard of this but sounds most excellent. I expect it would be a nice addition to a vodka watermelon:
Take a watermelon, 'core' a section of flesh and skin, chop some of the flesh and keep the skin as a 'plug'. Every day for a minimum of 10 days and something up to a month, fill the hole with vodka. Keep it on a plate in the fridge for the duration. Following this process for a good couple of weeks will work well. When ready, cut up and scoff. Dead nice.
(We used one as a 'guess the weight' prize competition for a school fete - very popular but adults only!

SantasStrapOn Wed 07-Nov-12 21:14:19

I don't have a dishwasher atm <sobs> I just crush the sweets up, and give the bottle a good shake twice a day. You can filter it through a clean tea towel just as well.

I'm going to make Parma Violet Vodka next.

SantasStrapOn Wed 07-Nov-12 21:15:10

Forgot to put, I made mine with fruit sherberts - separated out the different flavours, they were divine.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 07-Nov-12 21:18:19

I've made some and it's very nice.

Would it be irresponsible to give my little brother a bottle of it for Xmas? He is 21 but a typical student, don't want him binge drinking it all and his mum coming after me!

quoteunquote Wed 07-Nov-12 21:19:34

You don't even need to put in the dishwasher if you have a little patience, just stick it in a kiln jar, and give it a shake each day, done in a few weeks.

I've been doing it since I was a teen,

there are some brilliant recipes, did bulls eye once.

OlaRapaceFru Thu 08-Nov-12 07:35:08

I'm surprised nobody's mentioned Mars Bar vodka yet - 'tis delicious grin.

So, yes, OP, you can make it with After Eights.

BitOfACyclePath Thu 08-Nov-12 08:13:06

Werthers Original vodka is scrummy but tends to separate quite a bit. Few good shakes will sort it though.

Kinora Thu 08-Nov-12 08:26:42

I've just made 2 types - Worthers and liquorice. I didn't use the dishwasher, just divided a 1 litre bottle of cheap vodka between 2 empty water bottles. Added the sweets and then left for a week - shaking the bottles a few times a day when I passed.

I had to use my hand held blender with the liquorice. It's turned out quite syrupy but it's delicious.

Pongwiffy Thu 08-Nov-12 08:31:38

I make Christmassy plum vodka. Loads of plums, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. Delicious.

2muchtimeonmyhands Thu 08-Nov-12 08:38:07

I pick my times to lay off the drink, all the fruity ones sound delish! I havn't got a dishwasher (I'm it) but if I did make it( by hand ) how long would I be able to keep it for just it's my birthday new years day and we are having a few people over on new years eve, would they keep till them or would I be better off making them nearer the time?

NorbertDentressangle Thu 08-Nov-12 08:40:36

I'm about to embark on making some of these soon for SIL and BILs Xmas presents.

There is a Xmas Pudding Vodka that I've seen mentioned on MN a few times too so might be worth doing a search for that as everyone says its fantastic.

Re: bottles - Wilkinsons do the Kilner brand bottles 500ml were about £2.75ish. They also had smaller ones (330ml?) but they just looked too small especially if the recipient is likely to be tasting/sharing them with others or pours generous measures!

zgaze Thu 08-Nov-12 08:45:31

I've got loads of these on the go at the moment, fruit ones rather than sweets. And I haven't got a dishwasher so have just got them in big kilner jars and shake them every day. Blackberry gin, mixed berry vodka, ginger brandy and Christmas pudding rum. All taste amazing but the rum is out of this world. I'm slightly worried none of them will make it to be Christmas presents because I'll start tasting them and won't be able to stop.

zgaze Thu 08-Nov-12 08:52:38

Here's the recipe I've used for the Christmas pudding rum, I'm sure you could use brandy or vodka or anything really and it'd be equally delicious.

1x 75cl rum
300g mixed dried fruit (I used 100g raisins, 100g sultanas, 100g dried cranberries)
4 dried figs cut in half
75g golden caster sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
2tsp ground mixed spice
1tsp nutmeg
Finely grated zest of one large orange and one lemon

It tasted amazing after just a week (I do a weekly taste test) and just gets more delicious the longer it goes. Be warned the fruit does suck up a lot of the rum, I've had to buy a second bottle and add it in to get my required amount. You can use the fruit for ultra boozy mince pies after though so its not wasted.

Pear drops work well, as do sour apples. I did it the non-dishjwasher way - stand it in a bowl of hot water, then leave it a couple of weeks and sieve

CuppaTeaAndAJammieDodger Thu 08-Nov-12 09:45:12

This is the best thread ever! Am going to try out Xmas pudding rum.

Just a wee word of caution - I tried this fell for it last year (without a dishwasher, if you leave it weeks and just shake it each day it still works) and when I bashed the sweets it was like Night of the Living Dead but Sugary in my kitchen. I have never twatted anything so hard or made so much mess for so little result in my life confused
It is much much simpler to get a bottle or jar with a wide neck so the sweeties just fit down it wink
<sidles out remembering carnage ruefully>

lighthousekeeping Thu 08-Nov-12 12:02:48

Im confused. Do we sieve it afterwards?

I ended up with a layer of scum on top of mine that I sieved off

I think that this was the method I followed

cakesonatrain Thu 08-Nov-12 12:18:11

Oh I've just remembered! I did a cherry one and a spicy one a few years ago. Just shoved the flavourings in the bottle and left em in the cupboard.
The spicy one was lush. I know I used vanilla, and general Christmassy spices. The cherry one was using a packet of dried cherries, and possibly some sugar.
Cherry vodka is sooo good with coke smile

janflan Thu 08-Nov-12 12:19:28

No need to sieve afterwards because the. sweets dissolve.

zgaze Thu 08-Nov-12 13:27:20

I'll strain mine through a coffee filter I think then when I decant them into gift bottles I'll probably add a token ornamental cinnamon stick or something <ponce>

OlaRapaceFru Thu 08-Nov-12 16:12:28

If you do chocolate based vodkas in the dishwasher (Mars Bars, After Eights, Aeros etc), you don't need to sieve them afterwards, OP, because the heat of the dishwasher cycle melts the chocolate into the vodka.

I can't answer for 'hard sweets' or other types, 'cos I've never done them.

Benaberry Thu 08-Nov-12 17:08:15

These sound amazing - love the idea of the Christmas pudding rum.

We made some tayberry vodka last year thanks to a friend's prolific allotment, two big kilner jars full. One has gone, but the other is still "stewing", and is hopefully amazing by now - we'd put so much sugar in the mix that it went really syrupy,somewhere in between Ribena and port.

That reminds me, I've still got the fruit from the first jar in the freezer - that's going to be one hell of a pavlova at some point...

gussiegrips Thu 08-Nov-12 17:59:48

What about mint?

Minty vodka?

Mmmm?

tb Thu 08-Nov-12 23:26:53

There's always chocolate or coffee 44

Take 1 orange and stab it 44 times
Insert 44 squares of chocolate or 44 coffee beans into the slits in the orange
Place in large jar with 44 sugar cubes and add vodka to cover ~ 1 litre

Leave in coolish place - but not fridge for 44 days then bottle and consume

Warning - if you put the choc one in the 'fridge it is difficult to pour.

The Christmas pudding rum and/or vodka is to die for in eggnog

Ive also made kahlua and Baileys this year. Im gonna have to make more before Christmas because I got a bit carried away tasting themgrin. They actually do taste like the real thing too and both made with the cheapest bottle of booze I could get my hands on

Ive got the coffee 44 steeping away in kitchen, it will be ready beginning of December but preliminary tasting indicates its all for ME grin

Cynner Fri 09-Nov-12 02:05:59

I think I may try this with those cinnamon red hot candies. The colour should be a gorgeous red for Christmas..

HedgeHogGroup Fri 09-Nov-12 07:45:03

Kola cubes are fab in this. Don't forget to put dishwasher on a high setting though!

OlaRapaceFru Fri 09-Nov-12 08:00:36

You can also make 'savoury' ones, IYSWIM. I know someone who has made a chili vodka and a garlic vodka! They're not dishwasher ones though, you just leave the vodka to soak up the flavours.

2muchtimeonmyhands Fri 09-Nov-12 08:56:00

You think it would work with jelly beans, the pina colada ones to be precise? Mmmmm

Or kiwi fruit?

Cynner Fri 09-Nov-12 09:01:36

2much! jellybeans..what a brilliant idea! I'm wondering if I could maybe use cinnamon sticks, instead of the hotties. What about candy canes?

LtEveDallas Fri 09-Nov-12 09:08:15

Problem with jellybeans is that there is gelatine in them, so you get a nasty scum that you have to skim off - and I never quite manage to get all of it. It doesn't matter if its for personal consumption - but would look pretty gash as a gift.

My most sucessful have been Rhubarb and Custard, Cough Candy Twist, Galaxy, Mint Aero, Skittles (but scummy), Kola Cube, Cherry Drops and Werthers.

I love R&C, Choc and Werthers as a liqueur/sipping vodka and Skittles, Kola Cube and Cherry Drops as a mixer with coke/lemonade.

Cynner Fri 09-Nov-12 10:25:58

Skittles it is then. This will be my first attempt at some handmade gifts for Christmas.

Selks Fri 09-Nov-12 10:35:26

OMG...marking my place. just got to decide which flavourings I want to use now. Like the idea of doing a christmas spiced vodka.

MildredIsMyAlterEgo Fri 09-Nov-12 10:49:49

The vodka doesn't last long enough in this (Polish) household to start tinkering with smile

trumpton Fri 09-Nov-12 11:00:39

I think I am going to try sherbet lemon vodka . I already have raspberry gin , summer vodka and autumn brandy .

Is cheepo bog standard vodka ok? Think I might make some for my sister.

trumpton Fri 09-Nov-12 11:06:54

Up thread it was said that cheap but not nasty is ok

LtEveDallas Fri 09-Nov-12 11:09:51

Cheap and nasty works OK as long as you add more sweets - so make the flavourings stronger.

Cheap is great for everything else.

Expensive is fabulous if you just want a liqueur sipping vodka - but I wouldn't waste my money TBH smile

Nah! Christmas pressies have to involve money or some sort of effort IMO wink

I made blackberry vodka for SILs this year. Walking around a wet field full of cow pats and getting scratched to f* makes the gift so much more meaningful grin

Someone mentioned chilli vodka!! DON'T! JUST DON'T!! It is evil. I lost my taste buds and all feeling in my mouth for about an hour after tasting some. And I love chillies. The only thing it might work with is tomato juice - bloody-minded Mary.

DollyTwat Fri 09-Nov-12 11:14:16

Curlywurly vodka is lush
I make it all the time and give it as presents

BeatTheClock Fri 09-Nov-12 11:24:10

Sophisticated could be Ferrero Rocher. 'Ah Ambassador...you are spoiling us wiz your dishwasher vodka'grin

OlaRapaceFru Fri 09-Nov-12 11:25:44

That was me Ormiriathomimus. I did have a tiny taste of the chili vodka, but as I don't like 'too hot' I was very careful.

But I refused to try the garlic vodka - garlic in cooking, fine, even raw garlic in a dressing, fine ... but I drew the line at the garlic vodka. Mind you, the guy that made it eats raw garlic sandwiches <boak> grin

BeatTheClock Fri 09-Nov-12 11:26:14

Garlic vodka??shockconfused Blimey charlie. Imagine the hangover from that.

trumpton Fri 09-Nov-12 17:35:47

BeatTheClock at last someone else who says "Blimey Charlie " I thought it was only me !

Osmiornica Fri 09-Nov-12 18:05:32

No idea what any of this stuff is but just had to laugh at the thought of Polish vodka being 'sipping vodka' grin

OlaRapaceFru Fri 09-Nov-12 18:11:53

I couldn't work out why BeatTheClock decided to call me "blimey, Charlie"?! grin

BertieBotts Fri 09-Nov-12 18:18:26

Is the garlic vodka for cooking with or drinking? grin

GreenEyesAndHam Fri 09-Nov-12 18:21:02

Does anyone know how many After Eights you'd bung in please? Is it a whole box, or just a few?

Also for the Mars Bars, Curly Wurlys etc- one bar a bottle, or more!

GreenEyesAndHam Fri 09-Nov-12 18:22:18

Not sure why I put an exclamation mark after 'more' there grin

OlaRapaceFru Fri 09-Nov-12 18:34:41

I think our friend who made the garlic vodka, did it for drinking rather than cooking <bleurgh> but this is the guy who eats raw garlic sandwiches envy = sick face!

After Eights, Mars Bars, Curly Wurleys, any other chocs (I fancy doing one with Lindt D'Or) - how many you use depends on the size of the bottle of vodka. With the Mars Bars I used the mini ones to make it easier. But you remove about 1/4 of the vodka and then add the 'chocs' to fill back to the top (I think ... it's been ages since I made any).

Do not do what I did the last time I made a couple of small bottles of Mars Bar vodkas. I wasn't sure whether I'd added enough chocolate, so - a day or so later - decided to have a little taste from each bottle - this was not helped by the fact I'd had a few glasses of wine at lunchtime. I went all wibbly and then fell asleep on the sofa grin.

lighthousekeeping Fri 09-Nov-12 18:36:25

We're do we get the bottles from? And the jar to fit in the orange and vodka? I'm no good at craft sad

GreenEyesAndHam Fri 09-Nov-12 18:39:15

Thanks Ola

<legs it to asda>

OlaRapaceFru Fri 09-Nov-12 18:39:52

Most of them you can make in the original bottles that the vodka comes in. So you pour out 1/3 or 1/4 the vodka into something else (or just drink it!), then just make your flavoured vodka in the same bottle.

But the people who are talking about some of the more sophisticated varieties have been talking about using Kilner jars/bottles. Will try to find an example for you ... back soon!

BeatTheClock Fri 09-Nov-12 18:40:30

My 'blimey charlie' addiction comes directly from lovely Mark and Lard grin

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!

DollyTwat Sat 10-Nov-12 14:55:34

For my curlywurly vodka I put about 6 or 7 in. They fold quite easily to go through the neck of the bottle. I give it at least 2 hot washes in the dishwasher. Then I put into small bottles (from eBay) print off labels and give them away!!
I do try it as I go along, sometimes I put extra toffees in if its too harsh. Depends on the cheapness of the vodka! I've used Smirnoff for my own consumption and it was lovely grin

WordsPuttingIntoSentenceDoing Sat 10-Nov-12 14:58:53

I've just been to the shop and got a small bottle of vodka, some butter mints and some sherbert lemons (Damn buy one get one free!)

I can't decide which sweets to eat and which to put in the vodka!

LynetteScavo Sat 10-Nov-12 15:02:40

OK, maybe a silly question, but I don't drink Vodka.

Can you do anything similar with other alcohol?

fuzzpig Sat 10-Nov-12 15:03:14

Clearly you have to try both!

Hope you don't mind OP, I reported this thread to be moved as it would be a shame if it disappears after 90 days!

fuzzpig Sat 10-Nov-12 15:04:03

Apparently rum is good too LS.

There is a recipe further back for Christmas pudding rum lynette.

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 10-Nov-12 15:11:54

We've been asked to move this into the Christmas section so it doesn't disappear so if there are no complaints we'll be doing this shortly.

Selks Sat 10-Nov-12 15:18:47

Can you turn any of these recipes (such as the toffee vodka) into a creamy drink by adding cream?

Selks Sat 10-Nov-12 15:39:40

Am thinking along the lines of malteser vodka (easy to get them into the bottle grin anyway!) or dime bar vodka. Think those would work?

Selks Sat 10-Nov-12 15:40:27

Must. Stop. Thinking. About. Chocolate. And. Alcohol.

Malteasers leave a chalky residue behind, just so you know!

weegiemum Sat 10-Nov-12 15:52:38

I did it with Soor Plooms (might be Scotland specific!).

It was amazing

Soor plooms would be amazing!!

Black jacks and fruit salads haven't dissolved I. The dishwasher. So they have sort of clumped together in the side of he bottle. hmm

gussiegrips Sat 10-Nov-12 16:03:08

Soor plooms!

Where can one buy soor plooms nowadays...<rushes off to google>

NicholasTeakozy Sat 10-Nov-12 17:30:52

I am so going to be making some 'dishwasher vodka' to give to me kids at xmas. grin

<hopes nics dcs are over 18>grin

OlaRapaceFru Sat 10-Nov-12 18:38:16

I've decided I'm going to make some for me with Caramac!

lighthousekeeping Sat 10-Nov-12 18:44:52

I don't know why I started this. I haven't got a bumming dishwasher.

OlaRapaceFru Sat 10-Nov-12 18:47:13

Yeah, but you make make all sorts of different types without a dishwasher - some of them don't even need a dishwasher, and the other you can just stand the bottles in a bowl of hot water.

Don't give up now lighthousekeeping grin

NicholasTeakozy Sat 10-Nov-12 19:15:24

Youngest is 17 Glaikit grin

Well that's fine Nic! As long as they aren't still in nappies!

4forkssake Sat 10-Nov-12 19:45:03

If you're making quite a few different flavours to give people, I've found these bottles to be really good. That way rope get to sample a few flavours & try can put their orders in for their favourites for next year!

www.lakeland.co.uk/15585/6-Mini-Presentation-Bottles

Has anyone tried dairy milk vodka?

Dawnywoo Sat 10-Nov-12 20:19:54

Ooh, hello fellow vodka tinkerers.

I've literally just made some chocolate orange vodka (3 bars terrys choc orange chopped up and rammed in the neck of a 35cl bottle)

Stood it in the sink filled with hot water for an hour - gave it a few shakes. Bingo! Looks lush, smells lush. Reminds me of the one I used to gorge on have occasionally in Revolution Bar.

Speaking of which - they are good for some good insipration www.revolution-bars.co.uk/lovevodka/vodkaflavours.php

No idea how they make the Birthday Cake vodka though.

Peanutbutterfingers Sat 10-Nov-12 20:28:46

For those of us without dishwashers is there any reason not to do in a pan on stove overly heat enough to melt sweets/chocolate but not to cook off alcohol and decant into bottles?

Dawnywoo Sat 10-Nov-12 20:32:15

Seriously, put it all in the bottle and just stand it in the sink with hot water.

Works a treat. No need to be messing on with the cooker or microwave.

NorbertDentressangle Sat 10-Nov-12 20:37:15

Can someone please give me a rough idea of how many sweets you use if you're making something like a sherbert lemon/cola cube/rhubarb and custard/werthers vodka.

Still undecided on which flavours to go for

lazzaroo Sat 10-Nov-12 20:40:26

I love this idea...gutted I'm 8 months pregnant! If you are making these as Xmas gifts, how do you store them before giving & how long does it last?

Dawnywoo Sat 10-Nov-12 20:40:59

I did about a dozen sherbert lemons to a 35cl bottle vodka. Tastes nice, but I reckon it could go a few more. It's a good starting point though. You can always add...

The great thing about sherbert lemons, is that they dissolved into the vodka really quickly.

I bought one of those "standard big bags" of sweeties - the ones that are 3 for £2 in Morrisons (they're all the same size but I have no idea how much they weigh blush ) and used the whole lot in a 70cl bottle of the cheapest vodka I could find and they took about a week to dissolve and within three weeks it was gone delicious.
I'd say at least 8oz of sweeties for a 70cl bottle.

Peanutbutterfingers Sat 10-Nov-12 20:50:40

Thanks dawnywoo. Going to do after eights for after Xmas dinner. And cherry drops for me

gussiegrips Sat 10-Nov-12 22:57:14

Amazon sell soor plooms?

they'd better come in wee paper bags twisted at the edges, or I'll stamp my elderly foot...

cathkidstonbag Sun 11-Nov-12 15:55:49

Ok have made sherbet lemon vodka but it's gloopy, like syrup. Is that right? I made DH try some and he says it tastes like cough syrup! Do I need to strain it? Add sugar? Bin and start again??

DorsetKnob Sun 11-Nov-12 16:13:48

My Christmas pudding vodka may not make it to christmas blush

BeaWheesht Sun 11-Nov-12 16:47:20

How long do they keep?

Will candy cane vodka leave a scum do you reckon??

So if I crushed some canes, put in a bottle of grants finest vodka - how long would it take? Would I need to put in hot water? Or shake every day? Am confused.

professorpoopsnagle Sun 11-Nov-12 16:53:45

What rum is best for the Christmas pudding rum- dark or white?

I'd say dark rum personally

flyoverthegoldenhill Sun 11-Nov-12 22:55:00

Glaikit I agree with the dark rum because it would just look so right smile BeaWhe seriously - its alcohol - it will keep for ages - except these are all so great they will all be finished by New Years Day. I did the lemon sherbets and black jack - not together - but that could work smile the lemon sherbets I just shook it occasionally, the black jack only needed a little shake...........roll on Christmas grin

lighthousekeeping Mon 12-Nov-12 00:48:37

I'm off Tuesday. I don't have s dishwasher but I do have six weeks til Xmas. What can I achieve in one afternoon? Do I store them in a darkened cupboard?

flyoverthegoldenhill Mon 12-Nov-12 09:57:05

lighthouse the blackjack literally takes a few seconds smile

GreenEggsAndNichts Mon 12-Nov-12 12:57:34

ooh. Are there sour apple boiled sweets available in England? We have some back home (US) but I've not seen them here. To be fair, I haven't actually looked grin but they'd be my sweet of choice for this experiment, I think.

I do also already have Kilner bottles in, but that was because I was making vanilla extract with vodka and vanilla pods as gifts. hm.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 12-Nov-12 16:45:14

I'm sat here testing my Rhubarb and Custard vodka. Trying it neat. Blimey, its slightly throat burney.

I've made mars bar vodka. Didn't make it in a dishwasher though. Here's my blog post about it smile

Going to make more for Christmas presents.

lighthousekeeping Mon 12-Nov-12 18:27:13

I don't think black jack will be very attractive though wont it make my mout all mucky?

squeakytoy Tue 13-Nov-12 00:56:27

I have made the skittles one and a cadburys turkish delight tonight..

flyoverthegoldenhill Tue 13-Nov-12 01:29:46

Squeaky Turkish delight mmmmmmmmmmmmmm that sounds good <waving to new mner - you know I am on your side> smile

My black jack vodka is evaporating. And I mean that seriously, I'm not drinking it. Anyone have anyone why????

Lovecat Tue 13-Nov-12 13:48:48

Word of warning - make sure your bottle of vodka is placed VERY securely in the dishwasher before turning it on - I got complacent last year and a poorly-balanced bowl knocked my vodka askew - picking broken glass out of a dishwasher is not something I want to have to do again not to mention the waste of vodka <sob>

trumpton Tue 13-Nov-12 18:07:01

Pear drop vodka on the go . I separated the yellows from the reds and made 2 smaller bottles . I did not smash the drops up at all just stood them in hot water until they melted

Doyouthinktheysaurus Tue 13-Nov-12 19:30:45

I haven't drunk vodka for many years since a really bad hangoverblush but sherbet lemon vodka sounds divine!

I have a not so secret addiction to sherbet lemons, think I'll give it a go!

JollyJock Tue 13-Nov-12 19:39:25

I've only read the first page and I'm already considering postponing Ttc until the new year.

gussiegrips Tue 13-Nov-12 19:45:40

JJ in my experience, vodka helps the conception process. I have two little vodkas and a pinot grigio. I am now on the wagon.

JollyJock Tue 13-Nov-12 19:49:17

Gussie, that literally made me laugh out loud grin

zgaze Tue 13-Nov-12 21:00:43

Definitely dark rum for the Christmas pudding one, it goes a beautiful tawny colour and I think a smoother flavour <hic>

I've bought my bottles from this site www.sen5esbottles.co.uk - I went for the 100ml dorica bottles, a nice couple of shots portion size and they are a good solid shape. Really helpful man who runs the site who didn't mind my piddly little order of just a few bottles as well.

I'm making special labels that say 'Moonshine Home Brewery' grin

HAs any one tried this with snickers bars? Will it work?

fuzzpig Wed 14-Nov-12 15:38:03

DSS (20, so not being an irresponsible stepmum grin) loves bananas... Banana vodka? Foam banana vodka?!?

bucksmum Wed 14-Nov-12 15:38:16

So we now have :

Christmas Pudding Vodka
Christmas Berry Rum
Limoncello
Mars Bar Vodka
After Eight Vodka

Quite fancy Turkish Delight Vodka as well!!!

aimingtobeaperfectionist Wed 14-Nov-12 17:25:54

Diet- I think it would, you'd just have to strain it after.
Fuzz- yes! I bet foam bananas would dissolve quick too.
I'm planning on chocolate orange, mint chocolate and chocolate caramel for me as gifts.

Hmm i can do that! BIL sorted then!

Peanutbutterfingers Wed 14-Nov-12 22:26:45

My After Eight vodka has separated and looks pretty grim...

Still, only day 3 I bet my bro will still drink it

squeakytoy Wed 14-Nov-12 23:30:14

and today I made...

watermelon vodka (watermelon jelly sweets)
cinnamon and aniseed vodka (which tastes just like sambuca!)

I am having problems with everything in the bottle dissolving on just one cycle in the dishwasher but its getting there!!

flyoverthegoldenhill Thu 15-Nov-12 13:26:11

squeaky now I've got to go to the sweet shop

JollyJock Thu 15-Nov-12 15:05:13

Do you think Percy Pig vodka would work?

aimingtobeaperfectionist Thu 15-Nov-12 19:20:39

Jolly- yes! And I bet it's amazing. Mmm, try it and let us know.
What about fizzy Percy? Percy and friends?

ImperialBlether Thu 15-Nov-12 23:20:58

This thread is fantastic! I had no idea you could do this. I'm going to do this next week and would appreciate precise measurements!

rosiesmartypants Thu 15-Nov-12 23:57:00

Homemade cola cube vodka is delicious!! Pear drops are fab too smile I did once use the food processor to crush the sweets and badly scratched the bowl...oops!

I am also dishwasher less.

i am thinking of chocolate orange flavour, mint matchmakers flavour, parma violet flavour and I need inspiration for one other that will work well.

OlaRapaceFru Fri 16-Nov-12 09:36:48

Caramac? I've never made a Caramac one, but I love the chocolate. Also, Caramac is quite thin - as opposed to chunky - so it will probably melt more quickly, especially as you haven't got a dishwasher.

Oh, good thought!

I want to make a couple for a friend, and a couple for my son.

crappypatty Fri 16-Nov-12 19:15:24

Thanks for this thread.

I have just made mine, Caramac, Mars bar, Rubarb & Custard, Kola cubes and Sour skittles.

Got a bargain on my Vodka, Tesco had Smirnoff export blue label 50% proof 1 litre reduced from £28 to £14.

I am going to get some nice bottles and labels and give them to a few family and friends.

How long does it take until they have some flavour in them??

OlaRapaceFru Fri 16-Nov-12 19:19:19

All the chocolatey ones are ready immediately (assuming the chocolate has melted into the vodka).

I don't know about the 'hard sweets' ones, cos I've never made them.

Dawnywoo Fri 16-Nov-12 20:20:37

Oh my god I can definitely vouch for the chocolate orange vodka being particularly moreish....

Will have to replace it now with some caramac vodka I think.

Well, it is a friday night after all, and I've just had 9 whole months of pregnancy followed by a whole year of alcohol free breastfeeding so I thoght maybe I deserved a little treat... hic!

WholeLottaRosie Fri 16-Nov-12 20:59:25

Peppermint candy-cane is a good one if you haven't got a dishwasher. I made loads last year as gifts and the canes had all dissolved within twenty-four hours, just snapped them in half and popped them in some vodka, no 'cooking' needed.

I made labels that suggested adding the flavoured vodka to hot chocolate or coffee.

AmberLeaf Sat 17-Nov-12 16:12:21

Mine are in the dishwasher now, bit nervous!

Hoping the bottles don't explode or anything equally as disatrous.

AmberLeaf Sat 17-Nov-12 16:47:49

Ok bottles in tact, but some of the sweets not completely dissolved, will that happen over time if I just let it cool and then shake the bottle daily?

Yep, that's what happened with my black jack and fruit salad bottles. All dissolved within a week.

AmberLeaf Sat 17-Nov-12 16:56:21

Oh thanks! that's ok then!

Ive used cherry drops, I imagine a clear boiled sweet would dissolve fine.

I bet the black jack is delish? how did it look colour wise? and how many black jacks did you put in?

It looks like tar! Smells divine! I bought 2 bags of mixed black jack and fruit salad. And used than all. There were more BJs than FSs though! My mars bar vodka isn't looking great. I might put it through the dishwasher again.

Only thing is, I can't drink vodka for anger management purposes! So I'm giving the lot away!

AmberLeaf Sat 17-Nov-12 17:24:40

Mmmm Black jack vodka sounds tempting.

Im intending to give some away as christmas presents and hoping it all lasts until then!

Afrodizzywonders Sat 17-Nov-12 18:03:46

I'm joining you!!! Where did you buy your bottles from?

DH is most excited about this, wants to do the cola cubes....I'm up for Chocolate Orange....maybe some Werthers action as well.

Ahardyfool Sat 17-Nov-12 18:56:25

I just bought a kilner bottle in Dunelm for £2.99 to try out this with in case anyone is still looking for nice bottles.

Also, in John Lewis they had bottle covers (think caps off of Budweiser size) in pretty sort of retro styles. They were with jam jar covers in haberdashery section if interested!

Now, does anyone know if marshmallow dishwasher vodka would work?

WitchOfEndor Sat 17-Nov-12 19:18:38

Can you do tablet vodka? I always make my DB tablet for Christmas and think he would really like it in alcoholic form!

NicholasTeakozy Sat 17-Nov-12 19:37:43

Tablet vodka sounds great! grin

<Drools>

aimingtobeaperfectionist Sat 17-Nov-12 20:59:15

I got 6 bottles for £8 (I think) from wilcos. Not massive bottles but swing top and very cute for gifts.
They also sell big bottles I'm making my vodka in those in ikea for £2.50 each.

AmberLeaf Sat 17-Nov-12 21:21:03

Ive still got to get some presentation bottles, I just did mine in two empty 75cl wine bottles.

Mine has cooled and is now in the freezer, think I'll have to taste a bit shortly just in the interest of quality control. grin

Whatiswitnit Sat 17-Nov-12 22:18:33

Wow, I've never heard of this. It sounds ace. That's my sister's pressy sorted.

crappypatty Sun 18-Nov-12 10:17:53

I have put 7 caramac bars, full bag of rhubarb & custard, 4 mars bars a big bag and three little bags of skittles each in about 650 ml and they all just taste of pure vodka. they have been dissolving since fri, the sweets are all dissolved but the chocolate is still settling, keep putting in hot water and shaking.

Why does my vodka taste just of vodka? Have I not put enough in? does it take a few weeks of brewing before it tastes like the sweets?

maristella Sun 18-Nov-12 10:34:48

Amazing thread! smile

SuePurblybiltbyElves Sun 18-Nov-12 12:00:10

Two Christmas presents sorted, thank you smile

I shall be doing chocolate orange vodka, unless anyone has had trouble with that one?

tootssweet Sun 18-Nov-12 12:04:26

Marking place on this - will be back for vodka related advice soon!

AmberLeaf Sun 18-Nov-12 13:28:21

Crappy patty, I put about 25 cherry drop sweets in about 70cl of vodka, which was more than was recommended.

I did a rhubarb and custard one too and used about a bag and a half, not tasted the R&C one yet, but the cherry drops one tasted of cherry drops, but still really strong of vodka.

crappypatty Sun 18-Nov-12 22:30:06

Thanks Amber smile

smallmole Tue 20-Nov-12 20:12:39

I've been watching this thread avidly thinking I'd found an excellent Christmas present. Followed the instructions carefully but no sherbet lemon vodka for me - the bottle smashed in the dishwasher. It was a really cheap vodka, and presumably really thin glass, but I'm really keen to try again. Anyone got any idea where I went wrong?

AmberLeaf Tue 20-Nov-12 20:52:06

Crappypatty, just to add, I have since added another pack of cherry drops to the bottle [10 sweets] as I thought the cherry one wasn't as sweet as the rhubarb and custard one, I didn't bother putting in the dishwasher again though, they were all dissolved in a day.

AmberLeaf Tue 20-Nov-12 20:58:23

Oh no smallmole!

I was worried about that happening, I put mine into wine bottles.

strange because I have some fairly thin glasses and they are fine in my dishwasher?

BertieBotts Wed 21-Nov-12 18:28:52

It might have been the pressure from the sealed bottle though?

OlaRapaceFru Thu 22-Nov-12 08:28:15

Doesn't sherbet lemon fizz? So what BertieB said, the pressure with the sealed bottle in combination with the sherbet fizzing maybe?

brainonastick Thu 22-Nov-12 13:58:27

I've just stumbled upon this thread - why is it not thread of the year day?

This is the kind of world changing stuff that MNetters can come up with if we put our minds to it. Brilliant smile

<wanders over to ocado tab to add 10 bottles of vodka and a bodyweight of sweets>

bristols Thu 22-Nov-12 14:20:23

I can't wait to get going on this! Fantastic Christmas present ideas all round :-)

LightHousekeeping Fri 23-Nov-12 12:07:41

I'm off out now. Oh, where to start??? I think I'll buy mars bars. Do I need to stand the bottle in hot water?

LightHousekeeping Fri 23-Nov-12 14:52:48

That naughty nigella tells me I've got to add 200mls of cream to my mars bars. Blinking heck.

AmberLeaf Fri 23-Nov-12 15:48:58

Her and bloody cream..and butter!

LightHousekeeping Fri 23-Nov-12 18:07:20

What will happen to the cream in the vodka? Will it be ok?

ninjanurse Fri 23-Nov-12 19:14:14

Oh my god - I have just read this thread! What flavour to start with? I am thinking after eights, chocolate orange, chocolate limes, curlywurlys, rubarb and custard. I havent got a dishwasher but if I start now and shake everyday, they would be ready for christmas right?

I have had a quick look and found some nice bottles at wilcos here

AmberLeaf Fri 23-Nov-12 19:16:09

Not sure Lighthouse, Ive not done any creamy ones.

ninjanurse, doing it now and just shaking should be fine, it all tends to dissolve fairly quickly, but I think the chocolatey ones need a bit of warming by standing in hot water?

thenightsky Fri 23-Nov-12 19:19:45

Has anyone tried using M&S fruit sherbets? Bet they would be nice.

LightHousekeeping Fri 23-Nov-12 20:12:44

what about my cream?? Nigella says keep in a black cupboard for a week and then transfer to the fridge. If the cream goes off then its alot of money to waste.

I melted the chocolate and then poured it into the bottle. Is it best to do this will all chocolate recipes?

Could you do half with cream half without?

LightHousekeeping Fri 23-Nov-12 20:35:58

Ive done it now. I got really carried away with it. My sister said I shouldve just used a carton of long life mars bar milk shake grin

neverputasockinatoaster Fri 23-Nov-12 21:28:38

We made the Hairy Bikers Christmas Vodka last year - 'twas divine.

I'm thinking about doing this for DH but I'm not sure where I could hide the bottles between shakings!

Helzepops Sat 24-Nov-12 10:16:26

Sounds like the same basic idea as sloe gin. Might be good to try some of these ideas with gin too. Can you make savoury Vodkas? Cheese and onion shots ??????

FlyOverTheMistletoe Sat 24-Nov-12 10:40:22

Hezepops chilli vodka is great smile

MarshmallowCupcake Sat 24-Nov-12 20:44:38

I've got M&S sherbets and mars bars&cream to make these vodkas! Just need some time now!

LightHousekeeping Sat 24-Nov-12 21:19:52

I melted my mars bars and cream first and then just poured it in.

Will the cream keep do you know? does the vodka stop it from going off?

MarshmallowCupcake Sat 24-Nov-12 23:14:32

Made mars bar vodka tonight! So quick! It's a wee bit strong so I just added a bit extra cream to it and its amazing, the orange sherbet vodka is dissolving. May take a while cos I couldn't be bothered to smash up the sweets (wanted to sit down and enjoy the mars bar vodka :-)

LightHousekeeping Sun 25-Nov-12 06:42:57

I'm leaving mine alone for a week. Did you put it in the freezer?

MarshmallowCupcake Sun 25-Nov-12 19:42:53

Mines in the fridge, wasn't sure how the cream would react and since I used Smirnoff, dint want to ruin it. Going to use shops own brand next. All my sweets have dissolved in the vodka so roll on Xmas cos I'm thinking that the orange sherbet vodka might go very nicely with red bull!

poursomesugaronme Mon 26-Nov-12 08:03:16

I made chocolate orange vodka last night. I melted the choc and added cream then put in the vodka. It was yum! I put it in the fridge last night and it started to get a bit thicker, more of a Baileys consistency. This morning I noticed that it looked quite solid so I took the lid off and it has got really thick and started to kind of squish itself out of the bottle. Don't know what I have done grin hopefully it will thin down a bit so it will be drinkable later!

aimingtobeaperfectionist Mon 26-Nov-12 20:19:28

Smirnoff red label vodka is on offer in tesco at the mo, 1L £14.

Doshusallie Mon 26-Nov-12 20:58:11

Excuse me but - why do you have to put it in the dishwasher?????

FlyOverTheMistletoe Mon 26-Nov-12 21:15:10

Dosh I don't put mine in the dishwasher

nevertoooldforindie Sat 01-Dec-12 19:53:55

Pongwiffy

that sounds gorgeous what quantities do you use? Love this thread!

aimingtobeaperfectionist Sat 08-Dec-12 10:51:54

Anyone got a rough idea of quantities? I want to make chocolate vodka so if I've got 1L vodka how much chocolate will I need?

MaltesersR4LifenotJust4Xmas Sat 08-Dec-12 19:01:53

I have mars bar/ rhubarb and custard and pear drop on the go at the minute, it does look very thin tho, not the syrupy goodness I was imagining sad do I maybe need to add more sweets? Or just give it a few days to thicken? Also is it too late to add cream to my mars vodka seeing as I've already dissolved them? Ooh so many questions!

aimingtobeaperfectionist Sun 09-Dec-12 00:52:44

Malteasers- how many mars bars did you add? I'd imagine you could add cream still? Maybe pour the whole lot into a bowl and whisk?

MaltesersR4LifenotJust4Xmas Sun 09-Dec-12 07:49:25

I added a full bag of the fun size bars! I'll maybe take melt one more mars with cream and add that?

aimingtobeaperfectionist Sun 09-Dec-12 08:05:46

A full bag for 1L? Why not take a little bit and add cream, see what happen so you're not risking the entire lot?

MaltesersR4LifenotJust4Xmas Sun 09-Dec-12 14:11:45

Yeah a full bag, I think I will try a little bit of it with cream and fingers crossed it thickens!

KrisMoose Sun 09-Dec-12 17:20:48

OMG!!!

aimingtobeaperfectionist Mon 10-Dec-12 18:40:34

Terry's chocolate orange is on offer buy 1 get 2 free in tesco. I've just made my first batch and it's amazing AND there was a little left over for me to save!

TheFutureMrsB Tue 11-Dec-12 21:28:56

I am going to Asda tomorrow especially for Vodka, cream, mars bars and werthers! Bad thread! grin

RacHoHoHog Tue 11-Dec-12 22:11:30

Is it possible to do this with peach scnapps? I was thinking cherry drops would.be nice?

IAmOptimusPrime Wed 12-Dec-12 10:59:08

I've just finished rhubarb and custard vodka. I used 2 bags of sainsburys sweets 1/4 bags and probably about a third of a big bottle of Smirnoff and it is lovely.

This website has lots of ideas, some are crazy!
http://highproofspirit.com/infuse/category/infused-vodka/

MissCellania Wed 12-Dec-12 11:05:08

Am I too late to make a fruit vodka now? I was going to do a sweets one so wasn;t hurrying, but I picked up some cheap raspberries and blackberries yesterday and wanted to make that. Checking recipes though, they say to leave for months?
Any advice?

AmberLeaf Wed 12-Dec-12 11:29:42

Anyone else sampled a bit too much and needs to make some more for xmas gifts? blush

IAmOptimusPrime Wed 12-Dec-12 17:07:27

MissCellania why don't you mash the fruit up a bit, add some sugar and shake it every so often. I expect a week would be ok, the just strain it through a muslin or coffee filter. I bet it would still be lovely.

ok I have bottle of toffee vodka on the go - no dishwasher. I put the bottle in a jug of hot water which helped disolve some of the fodder but but now I have big block glued to the bottom of the bottle sad its only been a couple days. i keep shaking. will it work out ok????? Eek grin

that should be toffee not fodder grin

MissCellania Thu 13-Dec-12 13:07:30

Ok, another question. I wanted to make turkish delight vodka, but I can't get the real sugar dusted turkish delight anywhere. Do you think the chocolate turkish delight bar would work?

my toffee vodka keeps separating as well as not disolving much sad

MulledPinot Fri 14-Dec-12 09:23:45

Mine too, prudence.

juniperdewdrop Fri 04-Jan-13 02:28:24

I just made some berry fruit jelly vodka. No dishwasher so I'll just keep shaking it. Sounds like I'll need to filter it too?
I'm going to try some of these ideas though they sound lush.

notapizzaeater Fri 04-Jan-13 19:32:09

Ths year i made choc vodka (horrid) limincello - tastes fab but very sweet and Xmas pud vodka - tastes nice but by heck it's strong

kasbah72 Fri 04-Jan-13 20:41:52

Christmas pud vodka is fantastic when used as a cocktail base with prosecco. Veeeery strong and liquer-like on its own but divine as a mixer!

Scout19075 Sat 05-Jan-13 00:37:47

Does infused vodka only last 1-2 months?!

juniperdewdrop Sat 05-Jan-13 02:24:22

Mine isn't looking that good the vodka's cloudy pink and the jellies still whole.

I'll try skittles next I think with not such good vodka just supermarket's own.

pootros Thu 19-Dec-13 21:47:06

Hallo All,
Am making the Xmas rum - with 5 days to xmas does anyone know if sticking it in the dishwasher will speed up the infusion, as it seems to be doing for the vodkas?
Ta x

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