Sometimes I just have to try…
Back in June, the sugarsnap peas in our tiny little garden were thriving! And they were so delicious… So I just had to try it out; peapods and vodka. Now I’m not quite sure what to do with it, other than maybe add it to cream sauce or risotto. Any suggestions?
1/2 c. chopped peapods
3/4 c. vodka
Combine and infuse for 1-2 weeks. Strain and filter.
The flavor is actually quite nice. It tastes like the delicious peapods from my garden… any cocktail ideas?
September 17, 2012 at 7:43 pm
Not sure with cocktails, but lemons come to mind..we often use lemon zest with fresh peas,,, maybe peapod vodka, lemon, sugar and a touch of chartreuse or absinthe for more herbal notes…
Maybe a light curry peasoup, then combine and serve this as a shooter / amuse bouche…just a thought..
Either way…It does sound kinda fun…
September 17, 2012 at 9:28 pm
Thanks! Those are some fun ideas for a cocktail and I really like the idea of pairing a little shooter with a pea soup or dish.
September 17, 2012 at 7:48 pm
I have absolutely no idea what you can do with peapod vodka, but I just have to say I am totally jealous of your parents’ garden. Yowza!
September 17, 2012 at 9:29 pm
Thanks Lauren. Yes, their garden is pretty crazy. I think peas are about the only thing they don’t grow. I came home on Saturday with tons of tomatoes, peppers, plums and kale and spent the weekend canning spicy tomato jam and Asian plum sauce.
September 22, 2012 at 9:49 am
Alicia, I got a great recipe for caprese jam from punk domestics. It was really good, and everyone I gave it to loved it. It was a nice variety of tomato jam.
September 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm
That’s a good one! suugarsnaps are so delicious… maybe in a cocktail with cointreau? I like sauteeing fresh peas with orange zest, I think a little citrus and peas goes well together. That’s the best I can come up with lol. And I agree with Lauren, your parents garden looks incredible!
September 17, 2012 at 9:33 pm
Thanks! The Cointreau idea is a good one. You are the second person to suggest a citrus pairing, so we will probably do something like that. And yes, that garden is ridiculous! My car was loaded up with free produce after a few hours of picking tomatoes, plums, berries and kale.
September 18, 2012 at 3:50 am
Interesting idea! Perhaps it would go well with a sweeter (less spicy) Bloody Mary?! It would accent the vegetable flavors nicely 😉
September 20, 2012 at 6:44 pm
I know that I love Cucumber vodka with club soda. I bet the pea vodka would be great that way too. So you can really appreciate the pea taste. Simple.
September 26, 2012 at 2:45 am
This sounds like one I’d enjoy on its own. Like Shawntel I’m a fan of Cucumber vodka and also Bison Grass vodka. Peapod could be rather pleasant with bruised mint and basil leaves, ice & lime, topped up with tonic.
P.S. thanks for bringing your site to my attention by commenting on mine. You have some great ideas here. I’ll pointing one of my friends in your direction too as she makes lots of sauces, chutneys & drinks – especially using different chillis. 🙂 Shaz x
September 26, 2012 at 7:13 am
Wow, Bison Grass Vodka!?! Amazing! I like your idea to add a bit of herb and lime… Sounds lovely. And I’m so glad to have found you too!
October 14, 2012 at 6:02 am
I feel like this could be an awesome base for a super fresh bloody mary inspired thing, with tomato juice (made in a juicer) and a bit of horseradish?
October 14, 2012 at 9:35 pm
hi – thanks for the ideas! Yes, this could be very good in a variation of bloody mary…
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October 10, 2013 at 7:38 pm
Haha, LOVE it! Cheers~