That's a spicy mocktail!
May 29, 2012 8:52 AM Subscribe
What beverages can I make with Bittermen's Hellfire Habanero Shrub
? Complications: cannot use alcohol or tomato juice.
posted by KathrynT to food & drink (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My husband has had to cut way back on his drinking, due to a medication he takes that is already kind of bad for his liver. In an effort to replace the daily glass or two of wine or beer with something non-alcoholic, a friend got us a Sodastream and a whole bunch of interesting syrups and flavorings. One of them is a bottle of the aforementioned habanero shrub, which is basically an infusion of hot peppers into vinegar.
My husband LOVES spicy things, so this is great, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to best use it. I made him chili limeade -- lime juice, simple, hellfire, and seltzer -- and it was a hit, but I want to expand my repetoire a bit. Part of the problem is that he absolutely cannot abide tomato juice or anything like tomato juice, so any variation on a Bloody or Virgin mary is out. Searching for recipes online yields lots of boozy cocktails, but those are beside the point. Help me put the heat in his non-alcoholic drink!