How to make potato vodka

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How to make potato vodka
Bottle up some homemade potato vodka and surprise your friends at parties. (Alexey Lysenko/iStock/Getty Images)

Vodka consists mostly of distilled water and ethanol. Both water and ethanol are purified through several processes of distillation, which may come from fermented substances such as rye, wheat, barley or potatoes. If you're fed up with brewing your own beer or making wine, why not diversify and try your hand at distilling potato vodka.

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Things you need

  • Potatoes
  • Pressure cooker
  • Water
  • Distilling kit

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  1. 1

    Buy 1 kg of potatoes per litre of vodka you'd like to make.

  2. 2

    Peel the potatoes and chop them into small cubes.

  3. 3

    Place the potato cubes in a pressure cooker and add enough water to more than cover the potatoes.

  4. 4

    Allow the pressure cooker to dissolve your cubed potatoes into the water.

  5. 5

    Allow the potatoes to cool.

  6. 6

    Strain the dissolved potatoes to extract the potato juice.

  7. 7

    Purchase a distilling kit online or at an off licence or supermarket in your area. Carefully follow the instructions to turn your potato gloop into vodka. A distillery removes impurities from your extracted potato juice, giving you a pure potato vodka.

Tips and warnings

  • You can make your potato vodka tastier by adding fresh raspberries and sugar to the mixture.

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