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tritioch
03-01-2007, 13:32
Just got the new Spirit Journal in the mail and noticed these new vodkas,

Herb's Cilantro Herb infused Vodka
Herb's Dill Leaf Infused Vodka
Herb's Fennel Infused Vodka
Herb's Rosemary Herb Infused Vodka
All are 40%, estimated retail ~$30/750ml. I would love to try the Cilantro with some Mexican, or the Rosemary with some grilled chicken. Anyone try these yet?, or any of the Modern Spirits vodkas?

NeoTexan
03-01-2007, 19:14
Just got the new Spirit Journal in the mail and noticed these new vodkas,

Herb's Cilantro Herb infused Vodka
Herb's Dill Leaf Infused Vodka
Herb's Fennel Infused Vodka
Herb's Rosemary Herb Infused Vodka
All are 40%, estimated retail ~$30/750ml. I would love to try the Cilantro with some Mexican, or the Rosemary with some grilled chicken. Anyone try these yet?, or any of the Modern Spirits vodkas?

Cooking with these may also be very interesting. :yum:

cowdery
03-02-2007, 16:26
In what way would cooking with $30 cilantro infused vodka differ from cooking with about 30 cents worth of fresh cilantro?

jeff
03-02-2007, 16:54
I would think these might be better used in a vodka "martini" or maybe a bloody mary.

Ubertaster
03-03-2007, 08:31
I agree with cowdery. What flavor would vodka impart into the food. :puke: Why not just drink the vodka then use the herbs in the food.

bj

cowdery
03-03-2007, 09:53
My favorite herb-infused vodka? Gin.

jeff
03-03-2007, 16:07
My favorite herb-infused vodka? Gin.

I agree completely :toast: :yum:

But I can see how someone might prefer an herb-infused spirit minus the juniper. Are there any Gins that don't use juniper? Could gin be called gin without juniper?

Gillman
03-03-2007, 17:10
Dutch and Belgian gins sometimes eschew juniper, Jeff; Filliers of French Belgium famously (amongst an admittedly small group of devotees) does. It is aged, too, so it ends up being somewhat like Canadian whisky.

However the classic London dry style would seem to me to require in most cases juniper (for its character).

There may be some that use only a little of it and I am not sure if newer, hip brands (e.g., Raj, which rates high on recent published tastings) use any; but my sense is all London Dry and the American equivalents use the berry to a degree.

Gary

jburlowski
03-06-2007, 17:03
I you want to try these, save youself some money and make your own.

Buy a cheap bottle of vodka (they're all basically the same in spite of the marketing hype), add the herb(s), and let steep for a week or so. Occassionally swirl the bottle during the process. Taste. If not intense enough, let it sit longer. When you get the desired result, strain through a coffee filter and enjoy(?).