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  1. Georgia says

    Can you please share on how to make whipped cream vodka. I saw a post saying to use Dream Whip, but how much and how much of the vanilla infused vodka? Thank you.

    • Ashley at ToriAvey.com says

      Hi Georgia, Tori’s assistant Ashley here. We have never experimented with making whipped cream vodka, so I’m unable to advise. I would personally not recommend adding a powdery substance, as I don’t think it would mix in well. Perhaps someone else here has tried?

  2. CAROLE L UPTON says

    I make and cook with Bacon Vodka. I just put the bacon drippings in a jar with some really high strength vodka I bought in Ft. Collins Colorado. They make some great alcohols in this town. I add a table spoon or two to whatever is in my Hot Pot and so many other dishes. The fat flavors and I do not strain it. Put anything you want in the Vodka and have fun with it.

  3. Richard Harris says

    Any thoughts on what vodka to use as the base? Do you find it really matters that much, when the goal is basically to have a flavoured alcohol to use for cocktails etc?

    Going to give this a go next week. Chocolate first!

  4. Elle says

    I made some orange infused vodka and rum not that long ago. A few weeks after I filtered the fruit out, I went to serve it – and discovered that what had previously been a delicious orange drink had become very tart! The same thing happened to the citrus one I made (a variety of citrus fruits). Any ideas on why or how to make it better?

    • Ashley at ToriAvey.com says

      Hi Elle, Tori’s assistant Ashley here! I’m not quite sure why this would have happened, my only suggestion is to be sure that you are only using the peel and that you remove the peel from the vodka as soon as you achieve your desired flavor. Hope this helps!

    • Sara says

      If you have any pith (the white spongy part of a citrus peel) left on the outer layer of a citrus peel then that can make things bitter, whether it is flavoring vodka or anything else. They have special peelers and zesters which are designed to only remove the zest and this can help greatly.

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