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Some like it hot

Stoli Hot Vodka

Add kick and a little heat to your dirty vodka martini or bloody mary with a splash of 75 proof Stolichnaya’s “Hot” flavored vodka. Vodka-enthusiasts may be more familiar with this fiery jalapeno-infused liquor back when it was known as Stoli Pertsovka. Pertsovka is actually the general Russian term for pepper-flavored vodka, and all that’s…

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Spicing Up Meals, Cajun Style

Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning

Salivating over our recipe for Steak au Poivre got me thinking about how long preparing even the most basic meat recipes can seem after a full day’s work. The trouble is, unless you’ve got a prime, aged, bone-in porter house, cooking the majority of meats out there sans flavoring can leave even voracious carnivores disappointed….

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Naga Jolokia | The World’s Hottest Chile Pepper

You spice-ophiles need to direct your eyes to this little gem. The Naga Jolokia is the world’s hottest chili, confirmed by Guinness World Records. It measures in at a digestive tract melting 1,001,300 Scoville units (Jalapenos measure 2,500-10,000 units). It cannot even be handled with bear hands. Some northeastern Indians, from where it comes, are…