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Topic: Espresso-flavored vodka (13 msgs / 221 lines)
1) From: Slinkster
I'm making Meyer lemon vodka, still have a fifth of Tito's finest in the 
cupboard and I'm thinking of going the espresso route with it.  Any 
recommendations on roast level for such an endeavour?  I've made 
perfectly great shots with City roast beans, and miserable shots with 
"espresso" roasts, so...
Thanks!
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2) From: Joseph Robertson
How dark would you say your espresso roast was/is.
Joe
On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 4:51 PM, Slinkster  wrote:
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3) From: raymanowen
My dear daughter thought I might like a Liter of Seagram's Espresso vodka.
"Distilled 5 times," its "100% Neutral Spirits Distilled from grain" leaves
little room for anything else. I remember vodka- after a double date in ' 64
when Goldfinger opened in Peoria, my brother showed me how to make a Martini
"shaken, not stirred."
I was just 21, but continued to despise the taste of every alcoholic
beverage I ever tasted. Thought I'd hate it, but actually liked San Miguel a
couple of years later at the Coconut Grove at Clark. (Mmmm- Masarap. Ayos na
ang Kasunod!)
Which one are you trying to screw up- the vodka, or the espresso?
Cheers, Mabuhay, Iechyd da -RayO, aka Opa!
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Persist in old ways; expect different results - suborn Insanity...
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4) From: Slinkster
raymanowen wrote:
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I'm sure we all have some alcoholic anecdotes of our misspent youths.
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5) From: Slinkster
Joseph Robertson wrote:
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Most of the beans I use for espresso are in the FC+ range.  I'm thinking 
I need to roast a selection of what I have on hand and pick one for this 
vodka project based on the resulting shot(s)...
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6) From: Bill Johns
Slinkster wrote:
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Isn't that a little like mixing an acid and a base?
Bill
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7) From: Slinkster
Bill Johns wrote:
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I was thinking it's more akin to taking the control rods out of the 
nuclear stack, but we'll see...
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8) From: Yakster
How do you plan on infusing the vodka with Espresso?
Here's a sign that might be appropriate:  www.tinyurl.com/coffeestupor
(meant in fun)
I've done a few things that would fall under that sign's motto that I can't
admit to to other coffee fanatics.
-Chris
On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 7:06 AM, Slinkster  wrote:
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9) From: Slinkster
Yakster wrote:
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Same way I'm infusing vodka with Meyer lemon - put beans in a jar, pour 
on vodka, cap and ignore for a while.
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*snerk* That's a great sign.  The coffeehouse where I buy beans when the 
weather is crap and I can't roast has one hanging by the front door ;D
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10) From: Bonnie Polkinghorn
 I'm also planning on making some for gifts this Christmas.  I better get
moving!
I have been saving this email that was posted to this list on April 29 from
Kris Bhatti.... Thanks Kris!
Kris wrote:
I asked the same question recently.  I made some and it is fantastic!  Here
is the recipe:
8 oz espresso
1 cup sugar
16 oz vodka
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
pour the fresh brewed espresso over the sugar and stir until sugar is
dissolved.
Add vodka and and vanilla bean, seal in jar and let rest in cool dark place
for 2 to 4 weeks.
Remove vanilla bean after a few weeks (not sure if that is necessary).
Or, open the jar after 6 hours and give it a taste - it's good already!
Test over and over.  You may not have any left by the 2 week point if you're
not careful.
I'm not a vodka connoisseur, but I read in Cooks Illustrated that for mixed
drinks, you can buy very cheap vodka and filter through coffee filters a
couple of times and it is indistinguishable from the expensive stuff.  Vodka
snobs, go ahead and use your expensive stuff.
End of Kris' Note
-Enjoy!!
-Bonnie P.
On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 9:04 AM, Yakster  wrote:
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11) From: Yakster
Hmm, I may have to try this.  I have some cheap vodka I bought for a drink I
learned from a barista that I never tried.
The drink, I believe he called it a KGB, Apparently you slice lemons and dip
the slice in honey, drag one side across brown sugar and the other across
coffee grounds (French press sized) and you suck on this coffee side up
before slamming a Stoli shot.
Another friend of mine has a recirculating system (aquarium pump) that he
uses to infuse tequila with coffee.
Oh the fun you can have with coffee...
-Chris
On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 9:13 AM, Bonnie Polkinghorn <
bonnie.polkinghorn> wrote:
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12) From: Robert Yoder
We used to call this a Nikolovska back in the 1960s.
Happy Roasting,
robert yoder
 
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13) From: Rich
That is very close to the DIY Kahlua recipe.  Cheap Vodka, a couple of 
vanilla beans, sugar, cheap powdered instant coffee, and water.  You can 
not tell the difference from the real thing from south of the border. 
True bathtub Kahlua.
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