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Chilli Vodka - update

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

The chillie vodka has now had several months to mature. After a few weeks it turned an interesting pale green-brown colour, while the chillies turned white. Tastes a bit sweet, also a bit acidic but not too bitter, it is a lot like Encona hot pepper sauce but not as sweet. That is if you can get over the heat - to use a Red Dwarf expression, it is like drinking molten lava.

Now almost gone (the photo below was taken a while ago) and the heat seems to be concentrating at the bottom. Now I know why they say to remove the chillies after a few weeks. Will probably end up topping it up with some unadulterated vodka, or mixing it with another flavour when I try making some of them. For anyone interested, a good website for this sort of thing is Here.

Chilli Vodka

Chilli Vodka - the start

Sunday, April 17th, 2005

I’m not really sure why I decided to try making chilli vodka. I think I was interested in making flavoured vodka anyway, and chillies seem the logical choice seeing as how I have a liking of hot food. I also like having a steady supply of odd drinks with which to poison people.

A quick scout of t’internet found a site, whose URL I have lost, reccomending scotch bonnet peppers, although it was a site about scotch bonnet peppers, so it is probably biased. Anyway, the scotch bonnet, as well as being bastard hot, is also apparently quite sweet so this avoids the bitterness associated with other chillie vodkas. Also I am actually able to buy the things in my local tesco.

Apparently it will take about 3 weeks for the chillie goodness to transfer to the vodka, although I actually started a week ago but didn’t post it ‘cos I was updating the site. I will post updates about how the vodka is going.

Click on the photos below to see the method:
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