So this weekend at Balticon, I unveiled a little surprise I’d been working on to celebrate my story appearing in ChiZine this month: Maman Brigtte’s Sacred 21 Pepper Rum.
It is said that when being ridden by Maman Brigitte, (a hard drinking, hard talking woman) one will develop a taste for this fiery infusion. It is also said, that those accused of pretending to host this very powerful spirit are tested in a very specific and painful way…hot pepper juice is spread on sensitive body parts.
Let’s just say I’ve never felt the need to pretend to be ridden by her…but if you’d like to take a taste of the powerful drink she prefers you can make your own like I did. Granted, I only used jalapeno peppers…and I did not use 21…but still it was likened to drinking pepper spray.
I think Brigitte would be proud.
SACRED 21 PEPPER RUM
1 bottle of cheap rum
21 of the hottest little peppers you can find
Pour a little rum to keep you company.
Push 21 peppers (stem and all) into the bottle of rum.
Replace the cap on the rum, tightly, and let it sit for 7 days in a cool place.
It will start to take on a red tint, that is a warning, not an invitation folks.
Oh, and for Loa’s sake, don’t rub your eyes until you have washed your hands multiple times with soap and hot water!