Here’s one I’ve been meaning to post up for a little while, now finally online in time for ‘National Vodka Day’ (seriously though, who makes these days??) – popcorn and banana flavoured vodka, made using Tic Tacs. The latter was made using Minion Tic Tacs – their sacrifice shall not be in vain!
For the popcorn-flavoured vodka, I poured one container’s worth of Tic Tacs into the bottle, then just a little extra from another container, then allowed to brew.
Around 90 minutes later, it looked like this….
Then the following day, it looked like this….
To play it safe, I decided to allow it to brew for another day, then moved on to the next one.
For the banana-flavoured vodka, I added about half of a large container, equivalent of a regular sized one. A little less may have sufficed, as it left more to filter out, but it was still worth it.
I ended up having bits of Minion floating around….
A few days later, both had the right scent – just needed to be filtered and taste-tested.
Given that this was my first attempt at flavouring vodka, I was quite pleased with how they turned out, having tasted both. Still need to try these out on friends, hope they’re ready….
These were actually among the first themed shots that I created last year, when I started to play around with shots using popular culture as inspiration, so thought it was about time I posted them up here.
The ‘Minion’ shot
I’ve made a whole load of cocktails using banana juice (also very nice on its own), this was the first shot. Mix two parts banana juice with one part orange juice, just enough to get a bolder yellow colour, then add a dash of Blue Curacao.
The ‘Frozen’ shot
This actually happened after a request from a friend, a fan of Frozen, to make one based on the animated film.
Simply a measure of Bitter Lemon, with a dash of Blue Curacao.
Have fun trying these, there will be more to come.