- Habanero chiles Grain alcohol
- Another way to preserve habanaros is to make an extract. Put a blender under the range hood, start the fan, and wear rubber gloves. Eye protection is recommended. Load the blender with habanaros, fill blender with grain-alcohol, and liquefy. Pure the results into a jar, seal, and clean-up. After a day, shake the jar and allow it to settle again.
- To bottle, you'll need a container which support drop dispensing (i.e., empty food color container, honey container, tobasco sause bottle). Put on rubber gloves, eye-protection and filter the pulp so only the 'fire-water' remains. Taste test by using a toothpick dipped in the extract and touched to the tong, avoid the lips. Carefully (remember the toothpick tasting), fill the containers and dispose of the left over.
- The extract is best used in liquid and semi-liquid foods (i.e., soups, jumbolias, beans, casseroles, vegetable juices, and flavoring in a bloody-warm Mary).