2 Strawberry (small to medium)
1 sli Jalapeño (about 1/2 inch slice)
3⁄4 oz Lime juice

Muddle fruit and pepper w lime juice.
Add tequila, liqueur, bitters, syrup.
Shake with ice.
Add ginger beer, then strain and pour over ice filled glasses.

Garnish w half strawberry.


You can muddle with all the liquids in (except the ginger beer), but this staging makes it more manageable -- especially if you're making a double batch.


Developed by Vincenzo Marianella at the Copa d'Oro in Santa Monica, CA. ...The capital of "what's not to like?"

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Steve L
Created by
Vincenzo Marianella
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authentic recipe

Imbibe Magazine, May / June 2017

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  • Refreshing with a wonderful peppery kick that stays behind the strawberries. The ginger beer is a great touch too. — ★★★★★
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