101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Constant Gardener by Tom Macy, Clover Club, Brooklyn, NY.

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, September 29th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Constant Gardener

Adapted from a recipe by Tom Macy, Clover Club, Brooklyn, NY.

“While brainstorming cocktails for the spring menu, this was one of those flavor combo ideas that actually worked out. Isn’t it nice when it works the same in the glass as it did in your head?” Tom Macy.

4 small pieces red bell pepper

22.5 ml (.75 oz) crème de pêche

7.5 ml (.25 oz) simple syrup (1:1)

60 ml (2 oz) Flor de Cana 4 Year Old rum

22.5 ml (.75 oz) fresh lime juice

Muddle the bell pepper, crème de pêche, and syrup in a mixing glass. Add ice and the remaining ingredients. Shake and fine-strain into a chilled coupe.

gaz sez: Did someone say peaches and peppers? Count me in. What a startlingly great combination. Not to mention the fabulous rum that Tom uses here. Seems to me that this could be served as a summertime soup, too. What think?

This is one of 2012’s 101 Best New Cocktails.

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