I decided to make my own horseradish-infused vodka the other day. Supposedly there’s this Eastern European custom of doing shots of horseradish vodka followed by pickle juice chasers. I’ve tried something similar before, and it’s delicious.
I bought this large horseradish root for about $2 at Whole Food the other day. I filled a bottle with Polish vodka, and then peeled the root and julienned it. I put most of the horseradish in the bottle of liquor, and then put it in one of our cabinets to let it infuse/steep for awhile.
I used the leftover horseradish to make some prepared horseradish to keep in the fridge. We don’t have a food processor but the immersion blender I bought BK for his birthday last year came with a chopper attachment. I modified the recipe I found, mainly because I only had a little bit of horseradish left. Also, I ran out of apple cider vinegar and had to use a little white vinegar in the mix. Yum. I’m thinking this will be great mixed with a little mayo or mustard on sandwiches….or to make our own cocktail sauce.