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Punch Line from Yellowbelly


Fresh bell pepper stars in this tequila cocktail.

“I wanted to create a Last Word-style cocktail that was juicy and savory,” says Tim Wiggins, beverage manager and co-owner of Yellowbelly in St. Louis. “The bell pepper has the perfect vegetal punch to highlight the tequila and sherry without overshadowing any ingredient.”


  • ¾ oz. blanco tequila
  • ¾ oz. génépy
  • ¾ oz. Amontillado sherry
  • ½ oz. bell pepper syrup
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • Tools:blender
  • Glass:collins
  • Garnish:mint


Flash blend all the ingredients with ice. Strain into a Collins glass over crushed ice and garnish.

Bell Pepper SyrupCombine equal parts bell pepper juice with white sugar in a blender and blend until smooth (4-5 minutes).

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