If hosting a large group of people for a huge Halloween bash, definitely serve a punch to drink. However, if you're having a small group of friends over for a pre-going-out dinner, you'll have the time to make everyone a special signature cocktail. Offer them this tantalizing pink-hued concoction — a deathly mix of tequila, lemon juice, and muddled strawberry. There's no sugar in the drink, so it's not sweet, but rather spicy, thanks to the addition of muddled peppercorns. The secret ingredient is absinthe; it provides a subtle anise flavor. To check out the libation's recipe, keep reading.
1 small strawberry
10 whole black peppercorns
Splash of absinthe
2 oz. tequila (recommend: Espolón Tequila Blanco)
.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
.75 oz. simple syrup
- Muddle strawberry with black peppercorns.
- Rinse a cocktail glass with absinthe.
- Shake all ingredients with ice in a shaker and fine strain into the rinsed cocktail glass.
Makes 1 drink.
- Drinks, Cocktails
- North American