Saturday, November 9, 2013

Bowtie Pasta with Firefly Vodka Sauce

I haven't made this just yet but I honestly cannot wait to. Lucky for me, I typically have all of the ingredients on hand {besides the pasta- I usually have a variety of whole wheat pasta types, but for this I think I will splurge and get real bowties! I'm sure Mr. won't mind that one bit}

I love vodka sauce anyway, but the thought of adding the sweet tea flavor of Firefly makes my tastebuds sing and dance. I'm thinking this might be a good "date night in" type meal, maybe with meatballs and/or sausage and a nice crisp salad. Ohhh yum. 


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup of onion finely chopped
1 cup Firefly Straight Handcrafted Vodka
¾ cup chicken stock
2 small cans of tomato sauce
Salt and pepper
1 pound of bow tie pasta
½ cup heavy cream
Fresh basil leaves cut in thin strips


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile heat oil and butter in a large skillet, add garlic, and onion. Sauté about 5 minutes. 
  3. Add Firefly Straight Handcrafted Vodka and simmer to reduce vodka by half (about 3 minutes) Add chicken stock, tomato sauce. Bring sauce to a bubble then reduce heat to simmer. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. When water boils, salt liberally and cook pasta per instructions on the box.
  5. As the pasta cooks, stir heavy cream into sauce. Once the sauce begins to bubble remove from heat.
  6. When pasta is cooked, drain. Add basil strips to sauce and toss with hot pasta.
  7. Garnish with fresh course ground pepper and a few whole basil leaves.

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