- 2 ounces Cardinal Spirits Standard Dry Gin infused with dandelion root tea (instructions below)
- ¾ ounce strawberry-black pepper syrup (recipe below)
- ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
- Lemon twist, for garnish
Add all ingredients except for garnish to a shaker, then add ice. Shake well, then double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Bartenders note: To make the infused gin: Combine one bottle of Cardinal Spirits Standard Dry Gin with two bags of dandelion root tea. Let steep for 2-3 hours, then remove tea bags.
To make the strawberry-black pepper syrup: In a saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 1 cup chopped strawberries and 1/4 cup ground black pepper. Bring to a simmer for 10 minutes. Strain strawberries and black pepper, and allow to cool completely before using.
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