The BF and I often go out after work for drinks and appetizers and one of our favorites is Masa Grill in the South End. They have this Habanero Watermelon Margarita that is my favorite! It has a hot bite to it and burns a little, but it is oh so delicious.
I decided that I could make my own habanero infused tequila and recreate this yummy margarita at home. I also decided to try some homemade limoncello, because that seemed easy enough and limoncello martinis are yummy too.
I got these cool airtight bottles at Ikea
Washed and ready to go....I wont put the liquor in till its already infused- it would be hard to get the habanero peppers and lemon peel out
The BF bought too many, but they sure are pretty. WARNING- very hot, when touching them be sure to wash your hands right after
Just the yellow part of the peel is used, not the white- it took a few to be able to get just the yellow parts.
Here they are sitting in a cool, dark place infusing away. And yes that is a coffee pot, it was the only other thing I had that had a spout that would make it easy to pour into the bottle after. We never make coffee and I don't think its ever even been used...so no coffee flavor to worry about :)
This is just part one...I will take pics and update here when the booze has fully infused and let you all know how it turned out.