How to Fat-Wash Alcohol

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The Thinking Girl's Guide To Drinking: (Cocktails without Regrets)

By Ariane Resnick

Published 2016

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This recipe may be scaled down or up as desired.


  • 1 cup coconut oil, cocoa butter, butter, or other fat that is solid at room temperature
  • 2 cups hard alcohol such as


Melt the room-temperature solid fat over low heat. Allow it to cool slightly.

Pour it into a mixing bowl and add the hard alcohol to it. Stir vigorously.

Pour the mixture into a widemouthed jar, such as a mason jar, and shake occasionally, with the lid on, for 1 hour.

Refrigerate for at least 8 hours, and up to 2 days, shaking every 8 hours or so.

Scoop the harde