Go Home, Fruit. You’re Drunk.
Recently, I was going through my favorite food blogs and stumbled on this post on a site called Pepper.ph. My first thought was “Daniel, you’ve been writing a lot about infusing alcohol into food, people are going to think you’re an alcoholic.” As I hit the “Eject” button on that thought, I knew I had to share this idea with you because it’s pure genius. Read on for how you can get your fruits plastered!
Now, the original post that I got the idea from says to use an orange, but I see lots of implementations here. For example, you can add some raspberry vodka to a lemon to curb some of the tartness, or add some chocolate liqueur to an orange and then dip the drunken wedges in chocolate. The possibilities are endless, so let’s get on to how you can do this thing.
First, you want to get an orange or another citrus. Since the wedge-formation of the fruit plays an integral role, it might only work with a citrus. However, I’d be willing to bet this would also work on an apple.
Anyway, use a paring knife to slice off the top part of the orange; remove the portion where the orange hangs onto the stem. Using your fingers, gently pry the wedges open so that there’s enough room for the top of the small alcohol bottle to fit. Using the paring knife, score the pulp so that the alcohol has a place to enter. Place the orange onto the bottle and put it in a bowl as shown. Refrigerate for at least six hours.
Personally, I think this would be fantastic instead of ice cubes at a party. Just infuse the fruit, slice it into wedges, and freeze. At a party, people can drop drunk fruit into their drinks instead of watering them down! See what I did there? I took something already amazing and took it to a whole ‘nother level. It’s what I do.
I’m also a fan of the simple implementations of this, such as getting the fruit drunk and bringing it to work the next day. People will be so proud of you eating fruit and being so healthy, and only you’ll know the truth. It’ll make the afternoon FLY by. Hell, it sure beats putting wine into an empty soda can, and it won’t stain your lips.