I have been teasing this amazing cocktail for quite some time now. You have probably seen me talking about it and then testing and retesting it fairly often over on Instagram. Today is the day you all have been so patiently waiting for… today is Red Bell Pepper cocktail time! Although I first had this drink during the summer, it also seems like a perfect fall drink for your next party or happy hour.
Red Bell Pepper Cocktail Ingredients:
2 oz. Gin
1 oz. Simple Syrup
3 slices of Red Bell Pepper
1/2 squeezed Lime Juice
2 Springs of Mint
Zest of Lemon
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Last year, my dear friend and I were out for one of our ‘drinks on the town’ nights. It was a time we both savored as busy mamas, each week. We could dress up a bit, put on our brightly colored lipstick for the evening and enjoy wonderful conversation… mostly she made me laaaaaaaaugh and it felt so good to my weary soul. I’m talking about this lady, fyi.
On one particular occasion, we went to one of our standard local spots and they had something new on the menu, a Red Bell Pepper Cocktail.
It was so unique that we decided instantly we both had to give it a try and no surprise at all, but we both LOVED it. I immediately set about to recreate it at home. (And can we talk about the gorgeous color!)
After playing around with the ingredients a bit here and there and then of course going back for more Red Bell Pepper cocktails from the real restaurant, I think I finally have a recipe that is just about right!
To make a Red Bell Pepper Cocktail :
-Muddle 3 slices of red bell peppers and 2 springs of mint.
-Add 2 oz. of Gin, 1 oz. of Simple Syrup and 1/2 of a squeezed Lime.
-Add ice to your shaker and shake to mix.
-Strain and pour your drink into a cocktail glass and add zest from a lemon. Garnish with additional mint.
Plus, the red bell pepper creates the most lovely pink/peach color. The color varies depending on how much you muddle those bell peppers! And aren’t these napkins and glasses from World Market the most lovely?
If you like bell peppers even a little, I highly recommend giving this fun and unique cocktail a try!
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