Spicy Bell Pepper Cocktail

Image: ©Max Flatow

Image: ©Max Flatow

Ingredients :

  • 1/3 of a bell pepper, sliced into two-inch long strips

  • 1/4 of a hot pepper

  • 6 fresh basil leaves

  • Juice of ½ a lime

  • 1 ½ oz. gin

  • 1 tsp simple syrup



  • In a cocktail shaker, combine pepper, basil, lime juice, and hot pepper. Muddle thoroughly, until the red pepper is thoroughly smashed. It shouldn’t have any crunch left to it.

  • Add gin and a good amount of ice. Put the lid on and shake.

  • Strain and pour over ice in a chilled glass with a salted rim and a hot pepper garnish.