Chilli vodka

Swirling gold flakes add sparkle to Laura Santtini's easy chilli vodka recipe, perfect for parties and presents
Chilli vodka
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  • Serves: makes 1 bottle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 1 bottles vodka, or other high-volume clear spirit such as grappa or eau-de-vie
  • 1 large red chillies
  • 1 large pinch edible flakes gold leaf

Tips and Suggestions

Edible gold and silver are sold in various forms: dust, flakes and leaf. Be sure that your product has been approved for food use by checking the certification when you buy it. Both edible gold and silver are recognized in Europe as food colourings and are used extensively in the liqueur and confectionery industries. Always use them sparingly as they are not recommended for daily use: read labels, warnings and directions on the packaging before use.


1. You can use the bottle the spirit comes in, or decant into a gift bottle.

2. Drop the chilli pepper into the spirit and add the edible gold flakes.

3. Shake the bottle before pouring into shot glasses so the gold leaf swirls around in the liquid.

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