The Daiquiri is an adaptable creature, and it welcomes new companions in the form of bitters, infused simple syrups, or salty-sweet rims. This version keeps the classic’s sour formula, but adds a veil of spice lent from serrano- and jalapeño-infused sugar syrup.
Charred Chile Simple Syrup
- 1 serrano pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and cut into ½-inch pieces
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 3⁄4 oz. lime juice
- 2 oz. white rum
- Thin slice of grilled serrano pepper, for garnish