Red Pepper Daisy

Red Pepper Daisy_CRDT StuJohn Lermayer amps up the iconic pairing of tequila and lime with a little red pepper in this twist on a classic Daisy.

4 dime-size slices red bell pepper
1 1/2 oz. reposado tequila
1/2 oz. agave nectar
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
Chilled club soda
Tools: shaker, muddler, strainer
Glass: highball
Garnish: spear of red bell pepper

Place the pepper slices in a shaker and gently muddle. Add the tequila, agave nectar and lime juice and fill the shaker with ice. Shake well until chilled. Strain into an ice-filled glass and add club soda to taste. Garnish.

John Lermayer for the Florida Room, Miami