- 2 ounces gin (the recipe calls for Hendrick's, which is my favorite gin)
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
- 2 thin slices red bell pepper
- 2 mint leaves
- In a mixing glass, muddle the red bell pepper in the simple syrup and the lime juice. Add mint, gin and ice. Shake vigorously (mine was so well-shaken that there were bits of mint floating in the glass. I wonder if he might have also muddled the mint, in fact, but that's not what he wrote down). Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a slice of red bell pepper.