Habanero and Passionfruit Martini
This Caribbean pepper is famous for being the hottest chile pepper in the world. They come in a variety of shapes and colors(yellow, orange,green, red,chocolate). Not only are they extremely hot, but they also have a unique,distinctively fruity flavor.
It is the key ingredient in the popular Jamaican Jerk sauce. The habanero is also widely used in many different types of hot sauces. The popularity of this chile pepper continues to grow and is becoming easier to find on the grocery shelf.
For the vodka:
4 habanero peppers
3-4 cups vodka
For the drink:
2 oz. habanero infused vodka
2 oz. passionfruit concentrate or puree
2 oz. simple syrup
To infuse vodka with habaneros, place 3 – 4 cups of your favorite vodka into a jar with 4 habanero peppers and cover. Leave for about a week in a cool dry place, then remove peppers when vodka has reached desired level of spice.
Place all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake until icy cold then strain into a martini glass. Sugared rim optional.