Recently, I was in Cape May and visited Nauti Distillery. We were fortunate to arrange a tasting with probably one of the best mixologists I have met, “Rita on the Rocks” The distillery makes rum, gin, and vodka. Vodka is definitely my preferred choice of poison!
After a complete flight sampling of shots, we moved onto their signature cocktails. I fell in love with the “Krabby Patty” made from their jalapeno-infused NS Vodka, lime, and orange-oleo Saccharum. And don’t forget to ask for the Old Bay Rim.
I, of course, bought a bottle of the NS Vodka to bring home, but unfortunately, they did not have the jalapeno-infused vodka yet bottled and ready for sale. Rita did share a simple way for me to make this wonderfully tasty infusion at home.
How to make Jalapeno Infused Vodka
-Grab your vodka. I highly recommend you visit and grab a bottle of Nauti. Some of the smoothest I’ve tried.
-Slice your jalapenos. At the distillery, Rita said they use about 24 per 750ml and include the seeds. You can remove seeds and/or use fewer jalapenos, depending on your personal heat level.
-Put your vodka and jalapeno slices into a bowl or other container that is larger than the bottle and seal.
-Let sit. The length of sitting time will vary depending on the desired heat level. Rita recommended you check it every few hours, but they tend to let theirs sit 24hours or more.
Some like it hot, hot, hot, and if you like a bit of spice, I highly recommend not only a visit to the distillery in Cape May but trying this with your own vodka at home.
Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN, MS, and WI.
She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds. Her agency’s focus is on creating custom itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind. She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember. With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide variety of leisure vacation planning.