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Vodka infusion

Clritc01 Dec 1, 2006 05:03 PM

What is the best vodka for infusion? Thanks!

  1. HaagenDazs Dec 1, 2006 06:19 PM

    One that isn't too pricey, but isn't too cheap ;-) Try Finlandia, or Iceberg.

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      bethd127 Dec 1, 2006 07:49 PM

      I use Skyy vodka whenever infusing or mixing (as with a bloody mary) its palatable, and very inexpensive.

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        ali patts Dec 4, 2006 12:39 PM

        try http://www.chowhound.com/topics/336521 for more help. It's a post I've been keeping an eye on!

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          jerry i h Dec 5, 2006 01:53 AM

          Use something that you would enjoy drinking by itself, straight up. I prefer Seagrams Extra Smooth and Smirnoff Triple Distilled, but only because I am pro-US snob. The better the vodka, the better the infusion. Your wallet is the only limit.

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          1. re: jerry i h
            Mr Lee Ho Dec 27, 2006 11:58 PM

            This is the route I go as well. Both decent vodkas at a reasonable price.

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            Maya Dec 27, 2006 10:02 PM

            I've seen this asked before. We always use Ketel 1 or Svedka (depends on the amount we're making). The better the vodka, the better the infusion. Don't skimp.

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              The Deep Fryer depot Aug 5, 2010 01:41 PM

              Well I drink Stoli normally. Little expensive for my first fusion attempt...going to make a cucumber, red chile & possibly tomato fusion for bloody marys. The guy at the bootlegger told me to try something relatively inexpensive...but he showed me a higher end of the inexpensive: Pride & Clarke out of Dundee, NY. Ah, he was probably just trying to get it off his shelves. I'll let you know how it turned out

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                FEENMACHINE Dec 10, 2010 08:00 PM

                I am new here and was wondering how many fruits you can use in one infusion ?
                such as strawberries banana, tropical punch or lemon lime? and how would this effect the time period of wait for the tropical punch if it had pineapples and mango's and such

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