Fat Washing and Housemade Sodas

truckee tavern's housemade sodas

New Flavors: Dreamsicle, Strawberry Habanero Lavender, & Cantaloupe Ginger Mint

Fat washing is a clever cocktail technique that adds savory flavor to spirits. To fat wash, you just add a liquid fat like melted butter, bacon fat, or sesame oil to a spirit or syrup at room temperature. Let it sit for a few hours, then chill everything in the fridge or freezer until the fat solidifies and can easily be skimmed off. The spirit or syrup retains the flavors of the fat even after you've done the skimming. In our case, we used milk fat to give our Dreamsicle soda that classic creamy orange taste. We can't decide if it tastes more like an Orange Julius or a Dreamsicle, you tell us.

 Not into the whole NA thing? No worries, ask our bartenders for a fat washed cocktail.