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Can I salvage this vodka?

I made a really stupid mistake and hope I can salvage.Two weeks ago I thought I got rhubarb in my CSA and figured I'll make eatboutique's Rhubarb Cordial https://food52.com/recipes.... Well I just found out it was not rhubarb, it was chard. Is there anything else I can do with this? Some kind of cucumber basil/mint cocktail?

asked by Gourmel over 1 year ago
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added over 1 year ago

Ouch. Hopefully you found out before adding any sugar to the mixture. Swiss Chard is not my favorite, but I think this would work in a Bloody Mary.

A41ba26e 5a78 4618 9de4 dd9201d03184  2014 07 08 17.58.49
added over 1 year ago

Sugar is in there and it's been infusing for 2 weeks. You can tell I was really on my game that day because I added brown sugar not white so on top of everything it looks awful too.

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Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added over 1 year ago

first, taste it. if it's truly awful, chalk it up to experience and throw it down the drain. if it's bearable, maybe use as suggested for or in cocktails, pasta sauce, soup, salad dressing, barbecue sauce (where the sugar may be an asset).

A41ba26e 5a78 4618 9de4 dd9201d03184  2014 07 08 17.58.49
added over 1 year ago

Chard vodka lemonade anyone? I'm really glad I used my $14/handle Kirkland vodka.

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added over 1 year ago

Just reduce it down to cook out the vodka. It should thicken with the brown sugar..barbecue sauce maybe? Sweet chutney?

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added over 1 year ago

Agree - cooking it down will probably have to be the first step as I just can't imagine wanting to drink that in any form! Taste the resulting "syrup" and go from there. Maybe it can be used in zucchini bread? Or a vinaigrette? I sympathize though, it sounds like exactly the kind of thing I'd might do lol.

A41ba26e 5a78 4618 9de4 dd9201d03184  2014 07 08 17.58.49
added over 1 year ago

I should also mention, thinking this was rhubarb, I cut away the leaves and only used the stems. Hopefully that makes it better?

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added over 1 year ago

OMG, This is funny