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KP Potato Vodka?

abu applesauce Mar 9, 2010 01:40 PM

Any decent recommendations?

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    KosherChef Mar 9, 2010 06:20 PM

    This is a snippet from KosherToday

    "Alef" a New Premium Vodka is Also Kosher for Passover
    New York…by Zechariah Mehler…Vodka on Passover? This year Alef, a new vodka made from grapes rather than from grain, will be available for the holiday, thanks to Avi Petrov of LeChaim Enterprises.

    If anyone sees it or tries it let me know.

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      njkosher Mar 10, 2010 05:33 AM

      If you keep it in the freezer, it is better. Also, try adding a hot peper to it, gives it a different perspective

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        berel Mar 10, 2010 06:03 AM

        just changing the subject for a moment, someone once gave me pepper cookies to eat with my out-of-the-freezer vodka (it's the only way they drink vodka in these parts). those cookies went unbelievably well with the vodka,but I could never find the recipe for the cookies.

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          njkosher Mar 10, 2010 06:52 AM

          Buy a jar of hot peppers, put a couple in the glass, and pour the frozen vodka over it. Then make sure you squeeze the peppers to get the juice.
          Drink and eat. Only way on Pesach

          1. re: njkosher
            abu applesauce Mar 10, 2010 07:45 AM

            I grew up with my friend's dad sticking ground horseradish in the vodka on passover. I always assumed it was potato vodka, but based on this board, I guess it was grape. It tasted like horseradish flavored rubbing alcohol, which isn't such a bad thing...

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              ferret Mar 10, 2010 08:38 AM

              Growing up I always wondered why Vodka, being potato-based, was even considered problematic. But as is true with nearly everything requiring Pesach certification there's always an interim step or two that throws a wrench in the works.

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                craigcep Mar 10, 2010 08:51 AM

                Most vodka nowadays are grain-based.

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                  ferret Mar 10, 2010 09:25 AM

                  My comment was that 30 years ago while pondering the rules pertaining to what makes something appropriate for Passover use or not, vodka seemed to be exempt from the usual pitfalls of grain-based or not. But even with a potato vodka the issue was not as straightforward as I believed it to be.

                  I understand that most liquor today is grain-based and heads off to finishing steps to become either gin, vodka, whiskey or whatever after the initial distillation process. That really wasn't the point here.

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        ferret Mar 10, 2010 05:42 AM

        All the Pesach vodkas are made from grapes or sugar cane (as I said above, I don't ever recall seeing a Pesach potato vodka - most likely because all potato vodka still uses grain-derived amylase to effect fermentation). As for "premium", there's no real standard for that.

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        brooklynkoshereater Mar 9, 2010 06:16 PM

        Echoing Vallevin's comment - it's only eight days - I would rather go dry than try the vodka again. I do have a KP tequila, though -

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          vallevin Mar 9, 2010 06:40 PM

          BKE.......I must have the name of the tequila. My sister won't consume anything processed except for the wine and vodka.

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            GilaB Mar 9, 2010 07:31 PM

            Casa Vieja Tequila has the website passovertequila.com, so proud are they of their OU-P certification. Agave 99 is also kosher, although I'm not sure who provides the certification. I haven't tried either one and can't testify as to taste/quality.

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          vallevin Mar 9, 2010 04:59 PM

          Can't give you decent, I had something two years ago and it transcended nasty ...it was liquid evil.

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            craigcep Mar 9, 2010 04:06 PM

            Yes there is. I think Kedem makes one.

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              ferret Mar 9, 2010 06:00 PM

              Kedem's vodka is made from sugar cane, unless they have some other product that I've never seen.

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              ferret Mar 9, 2010 02:35 PM

              I only know of the grape/raisin variety. Can't recall if there was ever a potato vodka for Pesach (due to processing issues).

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