Here’s a kicked-up version of Italy’s famous grape brandy! Keeping chiles’ favorable influence upon digestion in mind, this "hot Grappa" is ideal as a digestive drink after a meal. Note that this recipe requires advance preparation.
Place the chile pod in a clear glass bottle along with the Grappa. Place in a very sunny spot, for example on a windowsill, for about 30 days. The pod will most likely look somewhat shrivelled after that.
Strain the Grappa, store in a dark and cool place (basement) for another two months. After that, enjoy!