I came across this recipe while reading through a myriad of cocktail and food blogs. It caught my eye because both Sean and I enjoy spicy foods. Here is the recipe:
Habanero Orange Blossom
1.5 oz. Sarticious Gin
1 oz Orange Juice
1 dash Orange Bitters
2 slices habanero pepper
Carefully remove all seeds and pulp from habanero pepper and cut it into slices or rings. (Wear rubber gloves when you're messing around with these pappers, they're hot!)
Dash the orange bitters into the cocktail glass. Shake the Sarticious Gin, orange juice, and a slice of habanero pepper and double strain into the cocktail glass, garnish with a slice of habanero pepper.
Sarticious Gin is a particular type of gin that includes cilantro in the aromatics. Which I can see going well with the habanero. I've never seen Sarticious in the store so I can't say I would make this drink . . .
However . . . I do have Hendricks gin that I think would work very well as a substitute. Hendrick's has also become my favorite gin and usually what I'll go to first if given an option. If you aren't familiar, Hendricks includes cucumber and rose as two of the botanicals/aromatics in the distillation process. Both of which would seem to go well with orange and habanero, IMO.
Anyone out there have a thought?