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Infused vodka seems to be at the forefront of the bar scene at the moment, as trendy bars craft their own vodka infusions with some delicious and intriguing flavours.
See how the boys from Bimbo Deluxe do it, when they make the Lychee infused vodka Barracuda.
Cut up the ginger and put it in good quality vodka, BD use Polish vodka.
Seal it in the bottle (BD add their secret ingredient- it is not a preservative! Some people use preservatives or additives to ensure the fruit lasts longer, Charlz insists BD doesn’t do this!)
Leave the bottle for 2 months at room temperature.
After 2 months, the vodka is filtered twice, (as lot of sediment gathers during the fermentation process). The liquid should now be clear after the filtering process- so it can be poured into the big vodka balls. (When the vodka is dispensed from the glass balls, it run down a spiral through a coolant which chills the vodka to perfection).
Add fresh mulled limes to the Lychee vodka.
Add ice and shake in a cocktail shaker.
Top with dry ginger.
They have tried onion and garlic infusions, but they didn’t work due to the strong taste, especially since that is a main ingredient on most pizza’s Bimbo Ice Tea is also popular- made with all the flavoured vodkas.
A variety of Champagne cocktails are made- using flavoured vodka instead of brandy.
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