A friend recently gave me a bottle of vodka. A very sweet gesture that I wanted to return, so I took some cherries and mango and soaked them in the vodka. Unfortunately, I let them soak a bit too long. Now there are these harsh overtones and finish. I had split the vodka into two batches because there was not room and the small batch immediately tasted harsh, so I thought at first it was the vodka. The harsh tastes is a bit like low-end super harsh alcohol. Then the large batch went from sweet to this nasty harshness. I don't want to spend money on a whole new bottle of vodka to start over with, so how can I save this? Certainly I plan to mix it with something for drinking, but I am not even sure sugar will counteract this type and level of harshness.