The Red and The Black

2   Strawberry
1 34 oz Simple syrup (Black pepper infused)
2 oz Blanco tequila
1 oz Lime juice
Moisten rim of rocks glass with lemon, coat lightly with sugar, finely ground black pepper, and salt mixed in a 12:3:1 ratio (.25cup:Tbsp:tsp). Muddle strawberries in rocks glass. Combine remaining ingredients with ice and stir.
Prepare black pepper simple syrup by combining 2 cups boiling water with sugar. Add 1/2 cup coarsely ground pepper. Let cool, cover, and refrigerate for 3 hours then strain for storage.
Original recipe calls to make a 10 drink pitcher and refrigerate until cool (about one hour).
From other users
  • Great summertime drink, top with soda for a lighter version. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Changed ratios to 2:1:1 to reduce sweetness. — ☆☆☆
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