Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 8:07 pm

But can women protect us from Teh Masticated?

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 8:07 pm
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Uh, ew:

Prepare your palate for carnivorous cocktails.

The Alaska Distillery in Wasilla just recently launched its Smoked Salmon Flavored Vodka, about a year after the Seattle-based Black Rock Spirits introduced a bacon-flavored vodka.

Both savory spirits were intended to complement Bloody Marys, but are finding wider uses among mixologists.

“I think there was some madness and some drunkenness involved, honestly,” said Toby Foster, an Alaska Distillery partner and the one charged with coming up with new flavors with Alaska themes. …

The key to the newest vodka’s flavor is how they smoke the salmon, and that’s a trade secret.

Once the fish is smoked, the skin is removed and employees masticate the fillets.

According to my dictionary, “masticate” means “chew” (which I’m guessing the Associated Press didn’t know or else any competent editor would have placed that detail MUCH higher in the story). I’m all about salmon (and bacon), but damn if I’m going to drink any vodka that has already been in someone else’s mouth. *shudders*

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