Just had some Hangar One Kaffir infused vodka and I really enjoyed it. I would like to make my own. Anyone know if I use just the leaves or the actual fruit. Thanks for your help.
By coincidence, I also just picked up a bottle of the same and am really enjoying it.
If you look at the review at Drinkhacker.com (which gives this particular Hangar One a rare "A+" rating) they mention that the fruits are extremely hard to source, so I wouldn't think making the effort to do it on your own really makes sense. (And for the quality, it doesn't seem that pricey.)
I've just made some kaffir lime leaf vodka. I used about 10 shredded leaves from 'Thai online' to half a litre of vodka and left it for 4 weeks before straining. It is the most delicious drink. I rub some lime rind around the top of the glass and serve with loads of ice and top up with tonic or lemonade.
For fans of Hangar One vodkas, be aware that you might want to stock up right away to obtain the current pre-industrial versions.... the change in production will likely not include sourcing the same botanicals ...
Here's what the St. George folks said:
"Twelve years ago, we created Hangar One Vodka. Four years ago, we sold the brand to Proximo Spirits, but agreed to continue producing Hangar One—for four years. With us so far? Okay then... (Spoiler alert!) Yup, our Hangar One production contract has run its course. The time has come for us to bid a bittersweet farewell to Hangar One ...."