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hot pepper infused vodka

sara rose : a flavor journal.
seriously spicy peppers, garlic, and black peppercorns are infused into distilled vodka to create a killer hot pepper infused vodka that's perfect for bloody mary cocktails!
4.20 from 15 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 1/4 jalapeno
  • 1/2 Calabrian pepper halved lengthwise
  • 15-20 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka


  • Slice the jalapeƱo into four slices, each about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out the membranes and seeds, so you only have actual green part of the pepper remaining.
  • Slice the half of the Calabrian pepper into thin strips, lengthwise, until the entire half is cut into strips. They should also be about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Slice the garlic clove into pieces small enough to drop into the bottle.
  • In a glass bottle with a top that can tightly seal, drop in all pepper slices, garlic, and peppercorns. Pour vodka into the bottle through a funnel. Seal tightly, and store in a dark place for at least one week. Or at least 48 hours if you're in a rush. :)
  • Taste with caution!
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