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Old 05-08-2005, 04:59 AM
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Adam Hunt wrote:
I can't remember where exactly but sometime recently on the Idiot
Box(tm) I heard about horseradish infused vodka. I'd never really
thought about infusing my own vodka but horseradish just sounds too
good to pass up (I love horseradish). Can anyone give me any pointers
on how best to do it, how much horseradish to use, etc.?

Another option would be to use fresh wasabi. I happen to live near one
of the few (as far as I know) places in the States that grows real
wasabi, Pacific Farms in Eugene Oregon (
I was wondering if anyone had tried infusing vodka with wasabi and if
there was an appreciable difference when compared to horseradish.

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

I love spicy food, both of the horseradish/wasabi variety as well as
that of the peppery variety. But for some reason I do not find that
spicy tastes work well in beverage form.

There was a microbrew that put out a beer a while back with a hot chile
pepper. For some reason, the spicy hot liquid, pouring down throat
seemed much like bile coming up throat. Not spicy liquid definitely
creates a bile like sensation in the throat. Yuck.