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Pepper-Infused Silver Rum

This habanero and red bell pepper infused rum has just the right amount of heat and a hint of sweetness. It is the perfect rum to use in the Caribbean Passion cocktail.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Two 750 ml bottles infused rum


  • Two 750 ml bottles silver rum
  • 2 habanero peppers
  • 3 1/2 ounces 1/2-inch sliced red bell pepper


  • Place the rum in a large, nonreactive container. Remove the seeds from one of the habanero peppers, and add it and the other pepper to the rum. Place the red bell pepper strips in a mortar and pestle or in a cocktail shaker and muddle just until some of the juice is released. Add the red bell pepper to the rum and allow to sit until the desired flavor is achieved, usually 45 minutes to 1 hour. Strain the rum through a fine mesh sieve back into bottles and use as desired.