Sunday, January 09, 2011


makes 1 liter

6 strips of bacon
3 habanero chili peppers
2 serrano chile peppers
1 liter good quality vodka

Add strips of bacon to a dry, cold, large skillet. Warm the skillet over low heat. Cook bacon until crispy, flipping the bacon several times throughout the process. Transfer cooked bacon to a paper towel lined plate and set aside to cool.

Remove the stems from each chili pepper and slice in half lengthwise. Add peppers (with seeds) to a large, airtight jar. Once cooled, add bacon to the same jar. Fill the jar with vodka to cover the bacon and peppers. Seal the jar and let steep for 7 days in the refrigerator. (see note)

After 7 days, strain the vodka through a cheese cloth lined fine mesh basket strainer into a clean jar or bottle. If you see any major particles floating in the vodka, strain a second time. Discard the bacon and peppers. Store in the refrigerator.

NOTE: Letting the vodka steep with the chili peppers for 7 days will result in an extremely spicy infusion. If you have a low heat tolerance, steep for a shorter period of time. You can start tasting half way through and strain the infusion once you reach your desired heat level. Keep in mind that this vodka will be used in a bloody mary. You want it to be overly spicy because the tomato juice will turn down the heat level a bit.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Brandon Matzek, Kitchen Konfidence, San Diego, California, December 9, 2010 | Croce’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar, 802 5th Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

1 comment:

Tomraza said...

Nice recipe but i think you should also try kennedys Chicken Thigh - Habanero Marinade best one i ever ate