Of all the various Infuse Vodka products I’d been reading about on their website, this Chili Pepper Vodka is the one I was most interested to try. I live in Arizona so have a taste for Mexican and South Western food, and love anything with a bit of a kick to it. The Infuse Vodka guys buy their chili peppers from Thailand, though, not Mexico or Arizona, so how would they compare?
A Hot Chocolate Vodka Cocktail
Chili Pepper Vodka Cocktails
Normally I might try an improvised cocktail to see how the vodka blends with different flavors, but not with this one. I was curious to learn what it might taste like in a cocktail, and Infuse Vodka has several suggestions on its website (the Spicy Bloody Mary sounds a definite winner!) but I was enjoying the vodka on its own far too much to put it into a cocktail.
Like most of the other Infuse Vodka creations, this is a real winner. Its taste has a kick to it but is very understated. If you like chilis, you’ll love this Chili Pepper Vodka. In fact my wife wondered what we could do with the chili in the bottle once the vodka was finished. Maybe we could infuse some more vodka with it. It was an idea I liked a lot.
Infusions not Flavors
I almost wrote about the Infuse Vodka flavors, rather than creations, but that would have given the wrong impression. The company doesn’t use artificial flavors, and that’s what gives their vodkas the edge. They infuse their vodkas with the real fruits and spices, letting the vodka soak up the tastes till they have it the way they like it.
Infuse Chili Pepper Vodka is 40% ABV and currently costs $23.99 for a 750ml bottle. You can buy it on the LoveScotch.com website. More details on the Infuse Spirits website.
You can find a wide range of infused vodkas for sale at Master of Malt.