January 20, 2015
Habanero chiles are also extremely spicy. Through distillation, we remove capsaicin, the compound that gives peppers their heat. This non-volatile compound cannot be distilled, so the habanero has all the aroma and much of the flavor of a habanero, without any heat. Even though the distillate smells spicy, it is not. Imagine the possibilities of using a pure habanero infusion in your cocktails!
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Remove and carefully dispose of concentrated habanero puree. CAUTION: THIS PUREE IS STILL EXTREMELY SPICY. Thoroughly wash all glassware, as habanero distillation tends to leave residual flavors after rinsing.