Better Luck Tomorrow: A Tequila Cocktail

grey ghost-better luck tomorrow cocktail-verticalTwo types of tequila set a savory tone for this cocktail from Grey Ghost in Detroit.

¾ oz. blanco tequila
¾ oz. reposado tequila
¾ oz. Ancho Reyes liqueur
½ oz. red bell pepper syrup
¼ oz. ginger syrup
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
2 dashes chocolate bitters
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: rocks
Garnish: candied ginger

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish.

Red Bell Pepper Syrup: Juice 1 red bell pepper (approximately 4 oz.). Combine the juice with equal amount of cane sugar by weight and shake or blend in a blender to emulsify. Strain. Store leftover syrup in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Will Lee, Grey Ghost, Detroit

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