Our close friend, Penny, needed a party and it was time to step up!
But who can afford expensive vodka these days? And who wants to suffer through the bite of the cheap stuff?
Luckily, Penny did her homework. Several sites on line claimed that by filtering inexpensive vodka (Smirnoff, Svedka) through a Brita water filter, it would taste like the upscale vodkas. But somebody had to test it and Penny, her friends Ken and Barry, and I were willing to do the dirty work. You have to sacrifice for science.
First, we tried a bit of the cheaper Vodka before filtering. Though not completely unpleasant, faces puckered. Then, we filtered it through the Brita filter (takes a bit longer than water) and took more sips. We all agreed it was smoother, had less bite, and tasted more "expensive" than the unfiltered!
We guessed that it would be worth it to keep a separate Brita filter for just that purpose.
Then I enlisted my husband (the martini master) to make them (note: shower heavily with kisses and praises all night.)
Pictured Above: Three Kit Kat Girls (Vykky, Heather, and me) celebrating Penny's Birthday with martinis!