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San Marcos company hits on spirited idea: Turn recycled baked goods into vodka

San Marcos company hits on spirited idea: Turn recycled baked goods into vodka

'Tis the season for sweet treats everywhere. Cakes, cookies, pies galore fill office desks and holiday tables. And while these goodies are great to gorge on, inevitably there is always more than enough to go around.

For the leftovers, two San Diego-area entrepreneurs, agricultural economist Sam Chereskin and artist/bartender Whit Regali, have a solution. The pair entered the craft vodka market with a product they say proves you can let them drink cake.

The San Marcos-based company is taking sustainability to a new level, the pair said, by using cakes, breads and other items destined for the trash bin in the distilling process. Each bottle of vodka they produce keeps about...

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