The habanero martini is a perfect drink for those who love spicy and spicy food. As soon as the flavor infusion begins, it becomes stronger. While the drink gets hot, it doesn’t get as hot as you might expected. There is actually a very nice spiciness to it that anyone who likes a little heat will like. This delicious cocktail is the perfect accompaniment to the subtle oak notes of aged tequila and is perfect for a special dinner or celebrating any occasion.
In this spicy martini recipe, reposado tequila is combined with dry vermouth for a smooth and flavorful drink. The glass is topped with a habanero pepper as an addition and tipped into the beverage. Like olives, the pepper will add a briny taste to this classic martini, similar to the taste of pepper infused in a classic gin martini.
- It is important to keep in mind that most of the heat from a chili pepper is contained within the white flesh inside. If you cut a slit or split one in half, the liquid will touch this and become more spicy.
- In order to prevent the flavors from deteriorating further, remove the habanero pepper once the habanero martini has reached your preferred flavor.
- You should avoid any peppers that are hotter than the habanero on the Scoville Scale – so no ghost peppers. They are simply too hot to drink and do not make for an enjoyable experience.
- You may also prefer to use a silver tequila rather than a reposado. While your drink will be very nice, you won’t be able to taste the oak flavor that comes with barrel aging.