Kitchen Konfidence recently posted a wonderful article featuring my cocktail El Comediante. Kitchen Konfidence comes highly recommended. It’s an excellent source of inspiration.
This cocktail is a recipe I created for the Nicaraguan restaurant La Finca y El Mar. I recently went down to their beautiful restaurant and trained their bar staff and created their cocktail menu. El Comediante has been one of their most popular cocktails to date.
- 2 oz red bell pepper infused rum
- 1/2 oz ginger syrup
- 1/2 fresh lime juice
- 1 oz ginger ale
- red wine float
- 1 mint sprig for garnish
Add your rum, ginger syrup, lime juice, and ice into a shaker. Shake and strain into an ice filled highball glass. Top with approximately 1 oz of ginger ale and then float a little red wine on top. Garnish with fresh mint for aroma.
I LOVE bell pepper in cocktails! i should def make more and after reading this i get inspired! long ago i made a real nice cocktail with muddled bell pepper. Nice drink and nice post!
Thanks! And yes you definitely should make more cocktails with bell pepper. Chop Chop (literally).
Red bell pepper infused rum, interesting. I can’t recall ever seeing that before. Any kind of bell pepper probably works. Does it give it a slight sweetness with the pepper smell? No heat, I assume.
Chad-I prefer the red bell pepper. It does give a touch of sweetness and aroma. Give it a try!
Any preference on style of red wine? Something a little drier to offset the syrup and ginger ale?
Wes, I prefer wines with dark fruits. I found Syrah to work well. It’s just a splash so I wouldn’t worry about the sweetness.
I made this with a “well” rum and it turned out wonderful. Made this cocktail as well, probably one of the most unique cocktails I ever tasted. I got mixed reviews from everyone at work which I figured would happen, but most loved it. It made the drink menu and I can’t wait for the guest to try it. Thank you so much!
You’re welcome. Let me know if you come up with any great recipes. I’d love to hear about what you create.