Chrissy, wake up! A new food trend involving butter just dropped and it’s slowly taking over the Internet.
The food side of the Internet has displayed a particular proclivity towards playing around with butter and we’re not complaining. After the viral Butter Boards, a play on the beloved charcuterie boards, we now have Vodka Butter which is exactly what its name implies.
The boozy butter is the brain child of Chef and food blogger Carolina Gelen. According to her, she was sipping a dirty martini when the idea struck to try and make a dirty martini butter. However, when she tried it she found that the taste of olives overpowered everything. So she tried making a version without olives and that’s how Vodka Butter came into existence.
How to make Vodka Butter at home?
Gelen claims the process is super simple and it takes “barely 5 seconds” to make. All you need to do is throw some butter and vodka into a food processor and whip until it’s smooth and you have your Vodka Butter. In the video, the chef can be seen spreading the concoction on a piece of toast and adding anchovies and lemon zest on top of it. According to her, the butter is perfect for hors d’oeuvre and pairs well with salty items, especially fish and caviar.
Gelen also clarifies that the butter doesn’t taste overpoweringly like vodka but has “a nice kick at the end” which makes it perfect to be paired with bold flavours for the perfect balance.
What should you keep in mind when making Vodka Butter?
Since the recipe to make it is so simple, you can’t really go wrong with the boozy butter. But there are a few things you should keep in mind before jumping on the trend. While using premium ingredients can result in more delicious butter, it’s not necessary to have top-of-the-line vodka or high-quality butter for the end result to be delicious and addictive.
One of the most important things to remember is to balance the salt levels in the final dish. If you’re going to use the spread along with salty ingredients like anchovies, then you must go for unsalted butter. Another thing to keep in mind is to not use margarine in place of butter. Margarine is oil-based and won’t mix well with vodka even if you keep whipping it for a long time.
There you have it! Will you try the new butter recipe for your next party?!