Ingredients

How to make it

  • Fill a wide shouldered bottle (like an empty Knob Creek bottle) half full of ground pepper and fill it up with cheapo, store brand vodka. Put it away for about a week or two shaking the bottle up when ever you think of it -- longer is better. I suggest not tasting it during this process it is very, very hot.
  • Next you want to get rid of all the ground pepper and keep the dark red liquid. Let the bottle sit still for a couple of days and the pepper leas will fall to the bottom.
  • Carefully decant the dark red liquid to another container. Wash your wide shouldered bottle out completely and pour the dark red liquid back into it.
  • Repeat this whole process until no more ground pepper precipitates to the bottom of your bottle.
  • Next add a few tablespoons of whole vanilla extract (not schillings artificial but the real thing). Also add a tablespoon of liquid smoke and a tablespoon of almond extract -- this is to provide more flavor complexity and "artificial aging" (aged liquor and wine increase in vanillins with time).
  • I use this tincture of pepper extract to zip up many a bottle of cheapo vodka. Just a few tablespoons will do up a liter. You can taste some and add more tincture to taste. You will come to understand if it is hot (and tasty) enough by the color of the final product.
  • Keep in the freezer and serve straight up in martini glasses.

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  • linebb956 5 years ago
    Wow... I was looking for a recipe that I could use in a bloody mary... Hummmmm
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  • vikirose13 6 years ago
    Holy tequila worms! I am not sure my tastebuds are mature enough for this potent potion! Wow!
    Viktoria
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    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    Good explination...;-) I have Daves BBQ Bible.. Great book! Do you get the Fiery Foods & BBQ Mag? It has some great recipes. I smoke my own Jalapenos. They turn out looking much more like the "Morita" variety. And yes all dried chiles are "seco". On the other hand whenever I go into a Chile shop in New Mexico or Mexico and ask for Chile Seco, I get a bag of dried Serranos.. :-) I guess its kind of like their nick name...... Cheers Jim
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  • old_cowboy 6 years ago
    The true chipotle is grayish-tan, quite stiff, and is often described as looking like a cigar butt. It is deeply imbued with smoke and is both hot and flavorful. This main variety is also called chile ahumado (smoked chile); chile meco (blackish-red chile; meco is close to seco, meaning dry); the double terms chipotle meco and chipotle típico, and just típico. Further confusing the issue is a cultivated variety of jalapeño that is also named 'Típico.' Yes, the 'Tipico' variety is often smoked to become a típico chipotle.

    From http://www.fiery-foods.com/dave/profile_chipotles.html

    I think it has to be "dry" to grind it and all ground varities are "seco", but...
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    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    PS. Even though the names are used interchangably, Chile Seco is actually a smoked and dried Serrano and a Chipotle is a smoked and dried Jalapeno.. The Chile Seco would be up one notch in heat level for all those looking for a tamer blend.... Just a little Chile Pepper FYI for anyone interested ..... ;-)~
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    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    Very nice.. I was expecting a "stick a few fresh chiles in Vodka" type recipe.. This sounds much tastier! Thank you for your invite. Always nice to have a food friend that is into BBQ. Jim
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  • old_cowboy 6 years ago
    I listed ever ingredient i have ever used. In reality i don't use all of them every time but a sub-set depending on what i have and can get my hands on. The more you use the more flavor complexity you get. Recently I've been adding a little Zartain's Liquid Crab Boil. Zartain's Spice Mix Crab Boil is too course to use.

    Yes, it can be very hot. Just add a little to your first bottle, taste it and more if you would like it hotter. Work you way up slowly.
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  • wynnebaer 6 years ago
    Awesome...:)
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  • luvshk 6 years ago
    Never had pepper vodka - I don't know if I could handle it or not. May just try though.
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  • dextergirl 6 years ago
    yowza! interesting, will have to give this a go.... thanks!
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    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    Yeah baby.
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    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Whoooo-ieeeee! this sounds perfect. I hate paying premium for a something I can make myself. This will wake up the tastebuds.
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