Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Is it Pumpkin Vodka yet?






So back in July, the blog Creepy Cupcakes posted about this Pumpkin Pie Martini, complete with a link to the recipe. Well, copied off the recipe & decided to make some this month. Part of the fun is making your own pumpkin infused vodka. You know how if you go to the liquor store, there are so very many different 'flavored' vodkas now. Well according to a program about cocktails I saw on the TV, these are products of infusions. So what you are seeing above here is my first attempt to infuse a pumpkin with vodka. Will it be a success? I'll find out this weekend, when after two weeks, I'll be ready to strain off the vodka from the pumpkin & the spices.

And how about that jar!! I have no idea how old it is. I remember it sitting in my grandparents old canning cellar for years, until I final relieved them of it. It must have been made sometime in the mid to late 80's. If anyone knows anything more about this jar, please let me know.

7 comments:

  1. Yum, martini!!! Let us know how they taste!

    Nope, no clue on the jar....cool though!

    Cheers!

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  2. Ooh...can't wait for the verdict! I'm as excited as you to see how this turns out. :o)

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  3. It's looking a lot like pond scum right now. But I'm sure it will be fine once I drain of the debris. I will be posting an update about the martini adventure, when it all comes together!

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  4. Hey, save some for me and I'll save some of the candy-corn filtered moonshine (yes, we still make it in Ky) I cook up every October for you...

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  5. Your making that up! Candy corn moonshine? Really? I hadn't heard of that before.

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  6. Nope, it's for real. There are still some local batch fellas operating in the woods(!) and I start it with their corn likker and then cook and distill it with candy corn and when it settles out (which takes a couple of weeks) it's surprisingly tasty. No one has gone blind or killed anyone (yet) from ingesting it and we've been at it for about 6 years now.

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  7. I'm not really a fan of candy corn, but I would try that likker!! Sounds very interesting indeedy!!

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