Spicy Date Night Vodka Pasta Sauce

  • Author: Courtney Sidders


Whether you want to impress the pants off your new suitor (literally) or add some spice to your life with the hubby, nothing makes a partner feel more loved than a delicious home cooked meal. This spicy pasta sauce is the perfect date night meal with the star ingredient being our Barn Owl Gold Vodka. This extra premium vodka is a yummy, smooth treat on its own but when you add it into this sauce – it’s culinary magic! Our vodka is triple filtered and 30x distilled, making it the perfect secret weapon to break out for a romantic date night pasta.


  • 23 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 cup of diced white onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Olive oil (a drizzle around the skillet)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 1 cup of our Barn Owl Gold Vodka  
  • ½ teaspoon of dried basil
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (depending on how spicy you like your date nights)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 pound of your favourite pasta – for a healthy spin serve over spaghetti squash “noodles”
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Garlic bread on the side


  1. Heat skillet on medium heat and add in the olive oil and butter to melt.
  2. Add in the minced garlic and diced onions, stir and saute until tender (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add in the Barn Owl Gold Vodka and cook down for 3 minutes until about half the vodka has been reduced.
  4. Pour in the chicken stock and the crushed tomatoes. Simmer for 20 minutes until tomatoes have cooked down to about half.
  5. Add in condensed milk, basil. And the crushed red pepper flakes and turn the temperature to low.
  6. Cook your preferred pasta according to instructions on the package.
  7. When pasta is done cooking, save about a cup of pasta water to combine pasta to sauce.
  8. Drain pasta and add to sauce with the pasta water. Sprinkle in parmesan cheese and stir to combine.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

As the good old saying goes…”the way to a man’s/women’s heart is through their stomach”. Be sure to snap a pic and share with us on Instagram @hansendistillery. Go get em’ tiger!