Beg Your Pardon

This summertime swizzle gets a peppery perk thanks to a splash of jalapeño-infused green Chartreuse.

3/4 oz. silver cachaça
3/4 oz. jalapeño-infused green Chartreuse
3/4 oz. pineapple juice
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
3 sprigs of fresh cilantro
Tools: mixing tin, muddler, fine-strainer, swizzle stick
Glass: highball
Garnish: 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters and fresh cilantro sprig

Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and gently muddle. Fine-strain into a highball glass and swizzle with crushed ice. Top with additional crushed ice to fill glass and garnish.

Jalapeño-infused green Chartreuse: Infuse one chopped jalapeño (remove the seeds if you don’t want it to be too spicy) in one 750-ml. bottle for 24 hours. Strain into a clean glass jar and use within 2 months.

Alex Renshaw, Drumbar, Chicago