Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Initial sampling of grape vodka

After a week of infusion, the Mad Scienticians sampled the ongoing grape vodka experiment to see what progress it had made. There was no change in color, other than a slight cloudiness (not quite as extreme as it appears in the photo), though we hadn't expected much coloration from the white grapes.

I was the first to try it. It's a shame the camera clicked when it did, because a split second later, I was gasping.

It's not that it tasted bad, it's that there was no flavor at all. "That's all vodka," I said. "I can almost taste a hint of grape in there, but it's so faint it's nearly unnoticable."

Wayland was equally unimpressed. "That burns like unfiltered," he declared. "There is a wisp of grape on the front end, though."

This infusion obviously needs to sit longer. We added a spoonful of sugar, hoping it will help set the infusion in; this method seemed to work well in our coconut vodka experiment. If that doesn't help, we may have to try again using sliced grapes, instead of simply piercing them. We'll sample it again next week and keep you posted.

In the meantime, check back tomorrow for a very special retrospective on the Mad Scienticians!

1 comment:

Jennifer T Cross said...

You might try infusing just the skins, to see if you get a more potent flavor out of it.