Idaho® Potato Shooters

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If you're looking for a unique way to serve drinks, or if you're looking for a unique way to use potatoes, the two have come together here with these extraordinary potato shooters. The absolute hit of the party!

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Ingredients

Idaho® Potato "Shot Glasses":

  • 3 small (about 1 1⁄2-in. diameter) Idaho® All Blue Potatoes
  • 3 small (about 1 1⁄2-in. diameter) Idaho® French Fingerling Potatoes
  • 3 small (about 1 1⁄2-in. diameter) Idaho® Russian Banana Potatoes

Vodka Infusion with Chives and Lemon:

  • 1 cup potato vodka
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green chive topsZest of half a lemon, grated
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon crushed sea salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon crushed black peppercorns
  • Chives for garnish
  • Sea salt

Vodka Infusion with Orange:

  • 1 cup potato vodka
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red-pepper flakes
  • Zest of half an orange, grated
  • Orange zest, cut in thin strips, for garnish
  • Sea salt

Bourbon Bloody Mary:

  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1⁄2 cup bourbon
  • 1⁄2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked sea salt, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns, crushed
  • Micro celery for garnish
  • Sea salt

Preparation

Idaho® Potato "Shot Glasses":

1. Bring medium pot of water to boil. Add potatoes and cook until a toothpick may be inserted into each potato with little force, 12-15 minutes. Do not overcook; potatoes should be tender but still firm to the touch. Chill potatoes in ice bath.

2. Trim each potato to create a flat bottom. Cut off top, leaving at least 2 inches of potato. 

3. Using a sharp paring knife, carve out interior of each potato to create a "shot glass." Carefully remove interior of potato to leave a wall of at least 1/8 inch. Thoroughly chill potato "shot glasses" in airtight container.

Vodka Infusion with Chives and Lemon (served in Idaho® All Blue Potatoes):

1. In small bowl, combine vodka, chives, lemon zest, crushed salt and pepper. Cover; set aside for 24 hours. Strain; refrigerate.

2. To serve, pour vodka infusion into potato "shot glasses." Garnish with chives. Serve with sea salt for dipping.

Vodka Infusion with Orange (served in Idaho® French Fingerling Potatoes):

1. In small bowl, combine vodka, red pepper flakes and grated orange zest. Cover; set aside 24 hours. Strain; refrigerate.

2. To serve, pour vodka infusion into potato "shot glasses." Garnish with orange zest. Serve with sea salt for dipping.

Bourbon Bloody Mary (served in Idaho® Russian Banana Potatoes):

  1. In a small bowl, combine tomato juice, bourbon, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, paprika and pepper. Cover; set aside for 24 hours. Strain; refrigerate.

2. To serve, pour bourbon infusion into potato "shot glasses." Garnish with micro celery. Serve with sea salt for dipping.

Source: Idaho Potato Commission