In the freeze of winter, there is often nothing more appealing than cozying up with a fresh cocktail and reminiscing about summer's bright flavors. The punchy colors in this red bell pepper cocktail recipe from Cookie and Kate would fit perfectly in your holiday party bar, especially if you have a good bottle of gin and some lime on hand. Combine the juicy red of pepper with the muddled green of basil, and you've got a festive drink your guests will gawk over.
1/3 of a red bell pepper, sliced into two-inch long strips
5 or 6 basil leaves
1/2 lime, juiced
1 1/2 ounces gin, preferably at room temperature
1/2 to 1 teaspoons agave nectar (optional, adds sweetness)
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