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Subject:Vodkoops
Time:12:22 am
If you accidentally1 wound up with a ginormous bottle of the cheapest vodka you could find, what would you do with it? I'm not a vodka snob-- I can't pick out slight variations in flavorless- so I could drink it, but it's about a lifetime supply of vodka for me. Plus, I already have a ginormous bottle of the cheapest vodka I could find.

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pfrimshot
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Time:2009-09-23 07:45 am (UTC)
I buy watermelons and make friends
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grey_evil_twin
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Time:2009-09-23 09:17 am (UTC)
Yes, this is yum. Make a hole in a watermelon, pour vodka in, provide long straws for your friends.
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bellaballanda
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Time:2009-09-23 04:16 pm (UTC)
My first thought as well!
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violet_tigress1
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Time:2009-09-23 08:08 am (UTC)
I'm not a vodka drinker. All I know is:
Bad vodka= Ethanol
Better vodka= nearly flavorless
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chukspace
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Time:2009-09-23 08:20 am (UTC)
I'd use it, two teaspoons at a time, making melon sorbet according to Alton Brown's recipe.
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grey_evil_twin
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Time:2009-09-23 09:12 am (UTC)
One litre of Pineapple juice.
Drink some out.
Top up with vodka
Use this continually, over ice.

As the bottle goes down, top up with vodka.

At some point, you may need to top up with pineapple juice, but not too much ok?
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grey_evil_twin
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Time:2009-09-23 09:15 am (UTC)
Also, and this will sound strange, but it goes really well with hot chocolate.

Vodka and Red Bull, for going out on.

Vodka cranberry. Gawd, this is SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOD. Also healthy, for when you may have a touch of cytitis. But yum.

As an ingredient in Long Island Ice Tea.

Jelly shots. I cannot stress how yummy these things are. Red and green and yellow jelly shots made with vodka.
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jcdill
Subject:Jello Shots Factoid
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Time:2009-09-23 04:55 pm (UTC)
Jello Shots were invented by Tom Lehrer when he wanted to hold a party at a location where alcoholic beverages were prohibited. Jello wasn't a drink, thus Jello Shots weren't alcoholic beverages. He tried a variety of flavors and booze, and decided that it worked best with Orange Jello and Vodka.

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schmengie
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Time:2009-09-23 11:23 am (UTC)
if you are going to share with friends...

get large beverage container
fill with fresh pineapple cut in cubes
pour in vodka
add a bit of vanilla vodka
add some Malibu Rum
maybe a little sugar if you like

let it all sit at room temp for a day or two

strain but save Pineapple as garnish then refrigerate...make sure you take your friends car keys so they cant drive

thats it...
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ronsrants
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Time:2009-09-23 12:59 pm (UTC)
I'd make one or two bottles of cordial/liquours with it. You are only supposed to use the cheapest of vodka's when doing this.

Let me know if you need some recipes.

-R
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gayathri
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Time:2009-09-23 06:02 pm (UTC)
i was going to say, flavour a few smaller bottles and give them as gifts. :)
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whipartist
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Time:2009-09-23 06:05 pm (UTC)
One to you, of course? :-)
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gayathri
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Time:2009-09-23 06:38 pm (UTC)
only if you wanted! :) I've been wanting to try spicing tequila myself.
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bldrnrpdx
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Time:2009-09-23 01:38 pm (UTC)
Make liqueurs. Limoncello. Berry. Vanilla (with bean pods). My favorite is to add candied ginger. You can use the ginger stuff in everything - lemonade, pancake batter, over fresh fruit...

Use it in sorbets.

Take it to a party where drinking is happening, and accidentally leave it behind.
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gunga_galunga
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Time:2009-09-23 02:04 pm (UTC)
Run it through an activated charcoal filter three times. Supposedly it will be as smooth as expensive vodka then.
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wordweaverlynn
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Time:2009-09-23 02:47 pm (UTC)
I endorse the liqueur and charcoal (AKA Brita pitcher) ideas. I use Helen Witty's crystallized ginger recipe; the leftover syrup added to vodka makes a splendid cordial. Especially if you add some fresh lemon peel.

Also: Buy a jar of morello cherries in their own juice from TJ's. Pour off a quarter to a half of the juice. Fill jar with vodka. (Add sugar if you like them sweet.) Use cherries in imaginative ways: in baking, milkshakes, dessert topping, straight from fridge.

Also also: Buy some extremely hot peppers -- all one kind or a variety. Wash, dry, and place in a clean glass bottle. Pour in vodka, cap, put in a dark cabinet, and forget for a month or two. Strain and use as you would Tabasco.

Have a party.

Give to your friendly neighborhood street person.
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rhiannonstone
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Time:2009-09-23 03:35 pm (UTC)
Make a bunch of vanilla extract (with beans from Costco) to keep and give to friends, make flavored vodkas to keep and give to friends, make boozy cherries and boozy gummibears and perhaps a boozy watermelon.
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greeklady
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Time:2009-09-23 09:50 pm (UTC)
Wait... they sell vanilla beans at costco? DUDE!! I didn't know. It must be an east bay costco thing or are they hiding somewhere?

I buy a pretty bottle of lemonade from cost plus, dump it (because it tastes horrible but the bottle is great and has a wonderful stopper) and it is $2? Do the vanilla thing. I bake a lot and love vanilla so mine lasts about a year?

The charcoal filter thing is supposedly a viable option. At the very least it will smooth out the crappy vodka.

A picnic with a watermelon vodka is a great idea! I found seeded watermelons work better than the seedless. My seedless cracked and I ended up just soaking slices in vodka in a ziplock bag. Great beach day!
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rhiannonstone
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Time:2009-09-23 09:59 pm (UTC)
The Richmond Costco frequently, but not always, has high-quality whole vanilla beans. I buy them once or twice a year, and they last me a very long time.
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schmengie
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Time:2009-09-23 05:32 pm (UTC)
by the way..the chipotle vodka arrived yesterday. I generally dont drink during the week so i just took a sip...really tasty with lots of pepper spice. Cant wait for the weekend
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schmengie
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Time:2009-09-24 02:46 am (UTC)
ok, you got a favor coming..I will post the results. My wife has decided a chocolate martini might be nice with this. I guess its like a mole' which had chocolate and peppers...
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essaying
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Time:2009-09-23 04:18 pm (UTC)
Take it to a party. I rarely drink at home, and never vodka.

Failing that: good spicy bloody marys. Maybe a tipsy brunch for a bunch of friends?
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gayathri
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Time:2009-09-23 06:05 pm (UTC)
i would strongly suggest NOT making these - I believe Park Place made 'em and they were _awful_ .
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abostick59
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Time:2009-09-23 10:24 pm (UTC)
Watermelons FTW.

Brita filtering will take a lot of the edge off of cheap vodka, making it decent vodka, but it won't make it Ketel One. But I suspect that Brita filtering will take the Ketel One out of Ketel One, making it (merely) decent vodka. (I am not willing to pay Ketel One prices to perform the experiment.)
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shabbirjsafdar
Subject:vodka red sauce
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Time:2009-09-24 02:40 am (UTC)
Use the charcoal trick to improve its taste, then make vodka sauce, freezing it in portions that you can thaw on a per-meal basis.
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clutch_c
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Time:2009-09-24 02:43 am (UTC)
Sea Breeze: Equal parts vodka, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice
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