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Fat Wash. Rocket, Rapeseed Oil, Mezcal.

Fat washing is a technique used by bartenders to infuse by adding small amounts of oil, or fat, into an alcohol. The liquid is then frozen and the fat is separated due to the different freezing points.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Freezing: 8 hours
Total Time: 13 hours 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Infusion
Keyword: Fat Wash
Servings: 700 ml
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Christopher Menning
Cost: £35


  • pan (for melting non-liquid fat)
  • Nonreactive container
  • cheesecloth or coffee filter
  • Funnel
  • bottle for storage


  • 50 g Rocket
  • 700 ml Mezcal Del Maguey
  • 400 ml Rapeseed Oil


  • In a non-reactive container, add the oil, alcohol, and washed rocket leaves.
  • Leave to sit in a cool, dark place for 5 hours. Shake it every hour or so to agitate it.
  • Place the container in the freezer and leave it overnight, or up to 8 hours.
  • Take the container freezer and carefully strain out the alcohol using a cloth and funnel into your chosen bottle.


Calories: 160kcal
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