Thirsty Thursday: Red Pepper Cocktail

Oh Thirsty Thursday, you beautiful weekday, you. It's no secret that I love a good cocktail, and (when the weather calls for it) enjoying it outdoors. With the recent surge of sunnier weather - knock on wood - I figured it was the perfect time to share a fresh springy libation with you. The Red Pepper Cocktail.

Deceptively simple to make, all you need is a red bell pepper, a handful of basil, a lime, and your poison of choice. Today, I'm using gin. Muddle strips of pepper, basil and the juice of half a lime in a cocktail shaker. Add 1.5 oz of gin and some ice and shake. To serve, just pour over a large ice cube in a rocks glass and garnish with a ring of pepper. I also like to add a little pinch of salt, just because.

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Are you loving these vegetable-infused cocktails? Then you should definitely give my cucumber basil cocktail a try. Or, if you're feeling adventurous - make your own cucumber-infused vodka! Myself, I'll be over here enjoying the sun with my red pepper cocktail in hand. Cheers!