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should I add jalapenos to my vodka infused mandarin oranges?

SweetPhyl Dec 29, 2013 01:26 PM

they've been soaking all day and I just didn't know if the flavor profile would work. Looking to serve the segments as a tasty nosh.

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    kagemusha49 RE: SweetPhyl Dec 31, 2013 01:32 PM

    I'm pretty sure a combination of jalapenos, cacao and mandarin oranges would work.

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      StriperGuy RE: kagemusha49 Dec 31, 2013 07:45 PM

      I would add a smidge of peanut butter.

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        kagemusha49 RE: StriperGuy Jan 2, 2014 08:14 PM

        Only if you work for Reese's

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          StriperGuy RE: kagemusha49 Jan 3, 2014 12:31 PM

          Joking, I was joking...

          The entire endeavor was not my cup of tea...

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            EvergreenDan RE: StriperGuy Jan 3, 2014 01:11 PM


            2 oz Castries peanut creme
            1 oz Cake vodka infused with orange and chili

            Stir, strain, straight up. Pickled bass head garnish with a Luxardo cherry in the eye socket.

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              kagemusha49 RE: EvergreenDan Jan 3, 2014 03:49 PM

              Do you stir it in the Bass-o-matic?

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                StriperGuy RE: kagemusha49 Jan 4, 2014 05:57 AM

                Of course...

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                StriperGuy RE: EvergreenDan Jan 4, 2014 05:56 AM

                OMG! I've always wanted a cocktail named after me. I'm so flattered, I'll whip one up tonight.

                Gosh, I might have to see if I have any pickled striped bass heads left in the pantry...

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        Maximilien RE: SweetPhyl Dec 31, 2013 01:35 PM

        IMO, that would be a weird combination.

        There's a "Absolut Cilantro" that would work very well with jalapenos.

        1. JMF RE: SweetPhyl Jan 1, 2014 03:33 PM

          Why would you "infuse" Mandarin oranges with vodka?

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            c oliver RE: JMF Jan 2, 2014 06:53 PM

            When I saw this topic I wondered the same. I've 'drizzled' things like Cointreau over fruit with some sugar added but that's as far as I've gone.

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              Anonimo RE: JMF Jan 3, 2014 12:36 PM

              I've infused orange peels in Tequila. I use it as a flavoring in cooking and baking.

            2. Anonimo RE: SweetPhyl Jan 3, 2014 12:35 PM

              Go for it! I have made chile manzano mermelada de mandarinas, with varying success. It tastes great, but I screwed up something in the process, so it didn't gel well.

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