Jalape�o gives this classic daiquiri a Brazilian twist, says Joseph Brooke, former director of spirits at the Edison in Los Angeles.
- 2 slices fresh jalape�o
- 1/2 ounce maraschino cherry liqueur
- 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
- 2 ounces aged cacha�a
- 3/4 ounce lime juice
- Maraschino cherry, for garnish
Lightly muddle the slice of jalape�o with the maraschino and orange liqueurs. (The longer you muddle the pepper, the more spicy the cocktail will be.) Add all other ingredients and shake over ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, making sure no seeds or bits of pepper make it into the drink. Rub a slice of jalape�o around the glass rim. Garnish with a cherry.