The charm of the Daiquiri cocktail is immortal: there are few drinks so seductive, sharp and enjoyable at the same time.
Freshness, balance, charm and a titillating drinkability: it has the full package. But today we want to offer you a special Daiquiri, made with bergamot and long pepper, called also Indian long pepper. Do not be afraid, it’s a very simple recipe, you just need some long pepper berries.
Long pepper has not a so aggressive scent like black pepper, indeed is very sumptuous, but sweet, reminiscent of incense and cinnamon. But the flavor is quite peppery, so be careful not to let it infuse too much!
You can use it to give panache to an infinite number of cocktails, adding a mysterious and spicy touch to very fresh cocktails like sour and Fizzes.
To close the circle rum, with its tropical smoothness, is the perfect binder. If you want to try a more pungent cocktail, but also a little bit less harmonious, you can use gin and do some testing.
For now, rum is the winning candidate when it comes down to long pepper and bergamot.
Ingredients for making Daiquiri with bergamot and Indian long pepper
- 4.5 cl of white rum
- 2 cl of bergamot juice
- 1 cl sugar syrup
- some drops of Indian long pepper infused gin
How to make Daiquiri with bergamot and Indian long pepper
Before starting, let’s make the Indian long pepper infused gin or rum, as you wish. Gin is ideal and you have to use just a few drops to flavor your drinks with a spicy twist.
Take 3 berries of Indian long pepper and infuse in half a liter of gin for 10 days. Remember to shake the bottle at least one time a day. Then filter and you can use right away: a few drops make miracles.
Ok, let’s get back to our Daiquiri. Squeeze a bergamot and strain juice.
Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake for 15 seconds.
Pour into a previously cooled Moscato or Martini cup, filtering with the strainer.
Cut a peel of bergamot and squeeze over the cocktail.
And now, enjoy an incredible aperitif, with a crazy aromatic flavor, a spicy touch and a sharp finish that is fading into a Scheherazade’s dream.