Summer produce is ripe for the picking, and as bartenders look to gardens and farmer’s markets for inspiration, unexpected ingredients like bell peppers find their way into cocktails. Often used in syrups and infusions, the peppers can lend a delicious savory and quality and freshness to drinks. Here are seven to recipes to take for a spin.
Basil Cocktail from Pobrecito
Fresh bell pepper and citrus create a bright baseline for vodka and Chartreuse.
Better Luck Tomorrow
Red bell peppers meet ginger and spicy Ancho chile liqueur.
A refreshing mix of tequila, cucumber and peppers.
Tequila and sherry meet up with génépy and bell peppers.
Red Pepper Daisy
The iconic pairing of tequila and lime amps up with red pepper in this twist on a Daisy.
A spicy, savory highball from Brooklyn.
Tequila meets bell pepper, tomato and chile peppers in this throwback from the Broken Shaker in Miami.
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