Pasta Sauce with a TWIST......

posted by Malie D. -

So, I've told you about super tasty cocktails made with Glacier Melt Vodka from Anchorage Distillery. We've experimented with their flavor infused vodka's as well, and even made twisted root beer floats with their Arctic Moonshine Whiskey.

What we haven't talked about yet is....

Ghost Pepper Vodka.

Anchorage Distillery's Ghost Pepper Vodka is "hand crafted to a slight hue of natural smoke finishing with the lingering heat of Ghost Peppers."

Sounds spicy, right? Don't worry, the heat is fleeting, but the flavor lasts a while!

I've had Bloody Mary's made with Ghost Pepper Vodka, but never even thought about COOKING with it!!!

Yes, you read that right. COOKING WITH GHOST PEPPER VODKA!!!

Check out this amazing recipe from Anchorage Distillery for Ghost Pepper Vodka Sauce:


Ghost Pepper Vodka Cream Sauce

This twist on a classic pasta sauce adds Ghost Pepper Vodka and red bell peppers to create a truly unique, flavorful dinner that is sure to impress.

  • 1 pound Pasta
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Medium Onion, Chopped Finely
  • 1 Red Bell pepper, Chopped Finely
  • 6 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
  • 2 Cups Anchorage Distillery Ghost Pepper Vodka
  • 1 can (About 28 Oz.) crushed tomatoes (blended)
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (or more!)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
  • 2 cups Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Fresh Basil for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS:

Cook pasta according to package directions, being careful not to overcook.  In a large dutch oven over medium heat, add olive oil and butter. When butter is melted, add in onion, bell pepper and garlic. Stir and allow to cook for about three minutes. Pour in vodka. Stir and cook for about five minutes until the sauce starts to reduce a bit. Add in blended tomatoes and stir. Reduce heat to low and stir in cream. Allow to simmer, being careful not to overheat. Stir in red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.  Drain the pasta and add it back to the pan, then add about half of the sauce, 1.5 cups of the parmesan cheese, and stir to combine. Garnish with fresh basil, shredded parmesan and serve immediately.  

*This recipe makes a double batch of sauce, perfect for dipping or making the pasta extra saucy!

I will definitely be trying out this recipe soon! What will you use Anchorage Distillery's Ghost Pepper Vodka for?! Comment below!

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