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Marmalade Vodka

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    A while back I saw a bottle of this up for sale and quite fancied trying it. Of course in best Yorkshire fashion I muttered "I'm not paying that much for a bloody drink, I'll make some meself". And so I did, just a little 200ml bottle with some Lidl marmalade spooned into the bottom and topped up with the selfsame store's own vodka.

    It's been sat around for about 3 months and tonight I spotted it and decided to give it a try.

    Verdict: Bloody delicious. When you take a drink you have that wonderful citrus note hit first your nose and then your tongue where you taste that wonderful warm orange/marmalade flavour, not sweet but slightly tart/sour and  backed up with the taste of vodka.

    I'm definitely going to try a full sized batch of this.

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    Just googled it...£38.45 a bottle...:oops:

    Still got some Sloes in the freezer & was guna make another batch of the Sloe Vodka, but you've set the ball rolling with the marmalade, it'll have to be a Aldi version though..:drinks:

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    45 minutes ago, Bazooka Joe said:

    Just googled it...£38.45 a bottle...

    Still got some Sloes in the freezer & was guna make another batch of the Sloe Vodka, but you've set the ball rolling with the marmalade, it'll have to be a Aldi version though..:drinks:

     

    10 minutes ago, Walker570 said:

    Now that is a new one on me.  Must nip down to Aldi tomorrow:yahoo:

    Give it a whirl lads, I don't think you'll be disappointed (as long as you like marmalade).

    I used Lidl thick cut marmalade. Some heavy shaking for the first week or two, the marmalade doesn't completely break down, at least not in the quantity I used. No extra sugar needed imho. Then just leave for a while.

    Might have to give the marmalade gin a try next. Let me know how yours comes out hambone.

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    I used Lidl thick cut marmalade. Some heavy shaking for the first week or two, the marmalade doesn't completely break down,

    I take it you had to strain it then.?

    I'm sure the marmalade from Aldi hasn't any peel, I'm thinking it would just dissolve.

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    33 minutes ago, Bazooka Joe said:

    I take it you had to strain it then.?

    I'm sure the marmalade from Aldi hasn't any peel, I'm thinking it would just dissolve.

    Well, I should have, but in truth I walked in from a long day at work. Fancied a drink.  Saw the bottle. Decided to give it a try and just threw a drop into a glass.

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    Mine is already brewing. Aldi this morning, 1 ltr vodka and some of their thick cut marmalade. Now patiently wait.

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    5 minutes ago, Walker570 said:

    Mine is already brewing. Aldi this morning, 1 ltr vodka and some of their thick cut marmalade. Now patiently wait.

    That's the hard part!

    I have Vodka with blackberries and Gin with blackberries approaching the filtering/decanting stages.

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    1 hour ago, Fatcatsplat said:

    Wrap it up well in a towel and stick it in the back of your motor - Saves a lot of shaking indoors!!

     

    Professional status achieved.

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    1 hour ago, salop sniper said:

    Any guidance on the amount of Marmalade to vodka ?

    I pour a jar of Seville or Blood Orange Marmalade into a two litre coke bottle and then top up with two bottles of cheap vodka. Wait 'til it's macerated nicely for a few days and then pour back into the vodka bottles and then drink the bit that won't fit back in!!

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    20 hours ago, Danger-Mouse said:

     

    Give it a whirl lads, I don't think you'll be disappointed (as long as you like marmalade).

    I used Lidl thick cut marmalade. Some heavy shaking for the first week or two, the marmalade doesn't completely break down, at least not in the quantity I used. No extra sugar needed imho. Then just leave for a while.

    Might have to give the marmalade gin a try next. Let me know how yours comes out hambone.

    I saw the recipe on facebook, its marmalade and bay (also calls for extra orange zest). Let you know in about a fortnight if my patience holds out, if not Friday evening.  :good:

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    2 minutes ago, panoma1 said:

    Ain't it just vodka and orange? 

    We have a cynic :lol::lol::lol: Do you not understand the work and effort that goes into blending these spirits to raise them beyond a mere 'vodka and orange'

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    25 minutes ago, hambone said:

    We have a cynic :lol::lol::lol: Do you not understand the work and effort that goes into blending these spirits to raise them beyond a mere 'vodka and orange'

    I'm entitled to be a cynic....I'm old!:lol: Dunno about marmalade vodka...........but I know about Damson Vodka :good: lol!

     

     

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    Just given the marmalade and bay gin a go, little sip neat the orange taste comes through (very nice) but in a tall glass (pint) with tonic it's smoother but not such a noticeable change. I'll leave it in the kilner jar for another week and report back.

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    Mine with Aldi thick cut is looking good. Give it a few more weeks and then must do a taste test ..I mean no point of going to all the trouble of filtering if it tasts awful now , is there?

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    Impatient lot aren't you? :lol:

    For those desirous of instant gratification I recommend honey vodka. Simply add a decent amount of honey, maybe a 5th or 6th part of whatever container you're using. Top up with vodka and then shake until the honey is dissolved. Then drink. Smooth, warm and sweet .

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