July 23, 2010
Of course, the real test is the taste, which was not so intense as I'd like. Maybe it needed longer than a week. The Wife thought they were a little bitter. So next time I'll pulp and zest the tangerines and discard the rinds. It makes me a little apprehensive about the cucumber, since the primary infusion there were peelings, and those are the bitterest part of that fruit. (Fruit? Vegetable? I've always thought the meat of cucumbers was a little bit sweet, and sweetness is something you associate with fruit.) But the berry and cucumber vodka need a while longer according to the infusion guides.
Still, the results are visually quite appealing and I like the touch of bitterness in the resulting martini.