How to Make Potato Vodka

  posted by: Rio Dianne



How to Make Potato VodkaVodka is among the most favorite alcoholic drinks that a lot of people choose for the reason that it has lesser additives thus giving one little hangover.  Moreover, this is one versatile alcoholic beverage since it can be taken straight or mixed with other various cocktails.  Therefore, it’s not a wonder why more people are looking for recipes on how to make vodka at home. Apparently, this can be made using a variety of ingredients. For instance, we can go about making fruit vodka like apple vodka. However, potatoes are the best option if you want to produce homemade vodka which will taste the same as your favorite brands like Luksusowa, Chopin, Blu Ice, etc.  So, are you wondering how to make potato vodka?  Well, follow the instructions below.

in Making Potato Vodka

You’ll need:

  • A kilogram of potatoes per liter of desired vodka
  • Malt or enzymes
  • A package of yeast
  • Water
  • Pressure cooker
  • Distillation kit
  • Sharp knife
  • Strainer

How to Do it:

  1. Peel and chop the potatoes into cubes.
  2. Put the cubed potatoes into the pressure cooker with water which is about an inch higher to cover the potatoes.  Cook until the potatoes have dissolved in water.  Allow them to cool and strain them thus leaving the juice that will become your potato vodka.
  3. The next thing to do is to add malt or enzymes which can convert the starch found in potatoes to fermentable sugars.  You can use moonshine, or gluten free barley, wheat, rye, corn, etc. since they are natural enzymes.
  4. After the mixture has cooled at about 80 degrees Fahrenheit, add the yeast depending on the labeling instructions.  Allow it to ferment or it turns to alcohol. Generally, this should sit for atleast two weeks.
  5. Next up, you have to distill the potato vodka.  Naturally, this is done through a distillery.  However, since this one is homemade, you need to make a distillery.  Do this by heating the potato juice and capturing the steam and collecting impurities from your potato juice. If you want to do it the easier way, you can buy distilling kits to help you with the distillery process.
  6. Finally, you can add flavor to your vodka through an array of flavorings ranging from fruits to herbs.

That’s how simple it is on how to make potato vodka at home.  You’ll be surprised to know that you’ve actually came up with something you can boast to your friends. Remember though to drink moderately and in instances when you’ve developed hangovers, read my post on how to cure vodka hangover.  Have fun!


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Apple Martini Vodka Says:February 3rd, 2011 at 9:07 am

I love apple martini vodka. Yum, my favorite!

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