Thursday, February 22, 2007

Our first real trainwreck

Oddly enough, the first batch of infused vodka that both Mad Scienticians agreed was universally bad was not a new experiment, but a repeat. Our initial attempt at strawberry vodka, completed a month ago, was a resounding success; it was so good, in fact, that the bottle was consumed faster than any other thus far.

When we set out to replenish our supply, however, we made two fatal errors. We used strawberries that were not quite at their prime, and we inadvertently used about two-thirds as many as with the first batch. As a result, the product proved undrinkable.

We disposed of the unfortunate vodka in a small, tearful ceremony in the lab. An MP3 of "Taps" was played in the next room.



Worry not, however; this solitary incident has not weakened our resolve. We intend to repeat this experiment yet again this weekend, after acquiring fresh strawberries.

5 comments:

JFargo said...

Just curious, couldn't you have just added more strawberries, sealed it back up, and waited for it to work the magic again? Or is that not feasible for some reason I'm not grokking?

The Duct Tape Avenger said...

We could have, but we're pretty sure the bad strawberries were more the deciding factor than the insufficient amount. If so, it would probably still be nasty, just less so.

Besides, a photo of the unthinkable makes for a dramatic blog post.

JFargo said...

Besides, a photo of the unthinkable makes for a dramatic blog post.

Good point.

I was thinking that maybe the fact that you only used 2/3rds of the strawberries was a big factor, so if they were really just THAT bad, I get it.

Oh, and just because I'm saying it everywhere else: Today is my birthday. :)

The Duct Tape Avenger said...

Happy birthday! Here, have a virtual drink.

JFargo said...

Thank you, it will go well with the real ones I have had tonight to celebrate.

That reminds me: Have you guys thought about doing raspberries, or pomegranate seeds? I think they'd turn out well. Of course, I could try it myself, but my girlfriend isn't a fan of either, and she says if I'm doing "scientific experimentation" the results must benefit her as well.