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Jan 18, 2014 05:53 AM

Absolut Cilantro

I don't know what possessed me to buy this. Actually, no, I do. I love love love love fresh cilantro. You can't add enough of it to ceviche or Mexican food in my opinion. So I guess I figured that cilantro vodka was a good idea.

We tried it a couple of weeks ago and YUP it tastes exactly like fresh cilantro. I wouldn't say that it is bad because it does truly taste like cilantro but damned if I know what to make with it. The straight flavor is too much even for me.

My husband said that it would probably be great in a Bloody Mary which is all well and good but I don't drink them. I am thinking of maybe trying it with some lemonade and club soda.

Has anyone else tried this stuff? Any ideas for what to do with it? At this point, I'm seriously considering just adding it to steak or chicken marinades when I'm out of fresh cilantro.

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    1. re: davis_sq_pro

      not until you posted that link! Thanks. I see that they have a recipe with lemonade and club soda like I was thinking. I also like the look of the one with the coconut water and lime juice.

    2. I've had drinks that incorporate cilantro before, but they're usually tequila-based. Still, flavors like orange, chili peppers, and lime would go well with it.

      1. Would be good in any Tomato based Drink, Bloody Mary, Bloody Caesar etc.. or may be in a Bull Shot.

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        1. re: chefj

          my husband said he thought it would be good in a Bloody Mary and it may be.... but I don't drink them so I'll never know.