Although untraditional, bell peppers are a great addition to cocktails. They lend a bright vegetal note to drinks and work well paired with citrus and tropical fruits like pineapple and passion fruit. Peppers of all kinds beyond the humble jalapeño have been popping up in cocktails as of late. Ancho Reyes steady place on many back bars should be an indicator of pepper staying power in the cocktails world. Mix up this Daisy Chain Cocktail with this bell pepper infused gin or add a jigger or two into your own tipple to add a savory component to you next cocktail.
Yellow was my bell pepper of choice here, but experiment with other pepper if you wish. I want to try roasting or grilling the peppers next time and see how the this bell pepper infused gin works into cocktails.
YELLOW BELL PEPPER INFUSED GIN
makes 16 oz gin, or 10 Daisy Chain Cocktails
- 16 oz gin
- 1/2 large yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
Chop bell pepper into 1/2″ x 1/2″ pieces. Add gin to a mason jar along with the bell pepper. Let infused covered for 1 day. Strain into a fresh jar to remove solids. store