Fiery Navel

When I had all those habaneros a few weeks back, I stuffed a bunch into a bottle of vodka and let them just sit there for awhile. Finally I used the fiery vodka in a cocktail this past weekend. I know that habaneros go really well with peach, so I based the drink on that pairing. The most famous peach drink is the fuzzy navel, and the habanero kick almost seemed like a natural addition to this classic drink.
I used tangerenes instead of oranges just because they looked better at the store that day. I made sure to seed the habaneros well before adding them to the vodka. I did about 15 seeded habs and let it sit almost 3 weeks. The other ingredients are fresh tangerine juice, peach schnapps, and soda water. Super refreshing with a nice kick to keep things interesting! This drink would sell for 15 bucks at an upscale bar/restaurant in Boston. I wanted to call this drink the firecrotch but my friends advised me against it...

Fiery Navel

  • Habanero Vodka
  • 1 Liter Vodka
  • 15 Habaneros (no seeds)
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • Drink
  • 1.5 Ounces Habanero Vodka
  • 2 Ounces Fresh Orange or Tangerine Juice
  • 1 Ounce Peach Liquor
  • Soda Water

Instructions

  1. Put the sliced habaneros and sugar into the vodka and allow to sit for 3 weeks.
  2. In a cup filled with ice, pour in the vodka, peach liquor, and citrus juice. Top with soda water.