Friday, January 12, 2007

Testing the vanilla vodka

It's been four days since we began our vanilla infusion experiment, which means it's time to bottle and sample it! The vodka is light yellow in color, and smells pleasantly of vanilla.

Despite our decision to test our vodkas primarily in cocktails, we subjected this infusion to a shot as well as a mixed drink. Having grown wiser since our previous tests, however, we shook the vodka with ice to chill it before shooting it.

We sampled the vodka and found it to be quite smooth, relative to most of our previous experiments. The vodka flavor is pronounced but not overwhelming. We felt that it bode well for cocktails, but would not shoot it in general practice.

Next, we tested the vanilla vodka in a tried-and-true mixed drink: the Creamsicle.

The Creamsicle

In a rocks glass, mix:
2 oz. Mad Scientician™ vanilla vodka
6 oz. orange soda

Neither of us have had this drink in years, but as we expected, the drink held up to our fond memories. We consider this a success.

Brendan's score: 3.5 flasks out of 5
Wayland's score: 4 flasks out of 5
Overall score:


Mark said...

I saw a drink recipe on another blog ( and immediately thought of the infusion scientists. Have you guys tried:

Hard Cream Soda

–1 to 1 1/2 ounces of vanilla vodka (a shot to a shot and a half)

–Ginger ale

Put some ice into a soda glass, pour the vodka, fill up with ginger ale, and stir. The vanilla taste masks the alcohol very well, so it’s a dangerous drink.

Anonymous said...

2 parts good OJ
1 part Licor 43
1 swirl aerosol real whipped cream
Watch them swoon.
from Ruby