Flying Pepper Tobago Infused Vodka

Reputation: Flavored vodkas have gotten a bad rap thanks to the plethora of artificial options — whipped cream, mango and coconut to name a few — lining the shelves of ABC stores.
In contrast, hand-crafted flavored vodkas are made by using only natural ingredients and often local agriculture, too. Fair Game Beverage Company tucked back in the woods of Pittsboro has been making fantastic flavored vodka for a few years now.

Flavor: Flying Pepper Tobago Infused Vodka is flavored with Tobago peppers. “Mysteriously smoky, sweet with just a hint of heat” notes are captured by infusing the peppers into organic wheat vodka. Fair Game Beverage only uses local peppers, working with North Carolina farmers to grow only the amount they need.

Serve: I highly recommend this for a unique bloody mary cocktail! The spice of the pepper hints at heat, while the sweetness of the wheat counterbalances it perfectly. At first sip, it’s a bit reminiscent of biting into a fresh hot pepper from the garden, but then, there is that smokiness.

Fair Game Beverage Company
193 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro

Flying Pepper Bloody Mary
Infused vodka is the star.
No premade mix needed.

1 1/2 ounces Flying Pepper Tobago Infused Vodka
3 ounces tomato juice
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 -1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2-3 drops Tabasco sauce
1/4 teaspoon celery salt

Jazz it up with a tiny bit of horseradish or wasabi if you are craving more spice and heat.

Shake all ingredients with ice and serve.

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