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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Vodka Vednesday

It's hump-day, and I, like many, need a beverage of the adult variety. How about you?

As I'm clearly into lists these days, I've decided to illustrate the gloriousness of alcohol during the holidays.

1. Hostess/Host presents
2. Holiday gifts to people you may not know too well (just be sure they don't take issue with it)
3. Fancy schmancy holiday drinks so everyone thinks your the host/hostess with the most/mostess
4. Hot cocoa by the fire? Why not this instead?

If you're like me, and perpetually cold once the thermostat gets below 80, you're always in search of new ways to warm up. Of course, there's no better way to warm up than with food or drink. There's coffee, tea, soup, stew, and my new obsession, flavor infused vodka.

It makes your  presents prettier, your party drinks fancy schmancier, and once you start going, the possible varieties are endless. You can infuse with berries, citrus, cucumber (so refreshing), and spices such as lemongrass, ginger, or even peppermint.

My new favorite, however, is jalapeno. To make it holiday appropriate, I've decided to entitle it "Jolly Jalapeno". Just go with it.

1 750 ml bottle of your favorite flavorless vodka
6 jalapeno peppers, deseeded (the idea is to taste it, not burn your tastebuds off)

Chop up the peppers, add them to the bottle and let it sit for around 3 days. You may either leave the peppers in, or strain and enjoy.

a jalapeno who is clearly jolly


  1. I don't buy it...I think that's a Jolly Hot Tamale...

  2. Yum! Any suggestions for what to mix it with?

  3. @Rebecca - that would rhyme better...
    @ekorval - It's amazing with grapefruit juice, a splash of soda water, and fresh squeezed lime juice - yum!