Recipe courtesy of Galit

It’s Muhammara

Mixologists named this drink after a Middle Eastern hot red pepper dip.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (plus extra bell pepper juice)
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1 red bell pepper, stemmed and seeded

1 ounce dark rum 

3/4 ounce silver tequila 

1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

1/4 ounce simple syrup 

1/4 ounce caraway liqueur (such as Combier Kümmel)

1 dash of black walnut bitters

Lemon peel, for garnish 


  1. Make the bell pepper juice: Puree the bell pepper in a high-powered blender (or juice in a juicer). Strain through a fine-mesh sieve.
  2. For each cocktail: Combine 1 ounce bell pepper juice, the rum, tequila, lemon juice, simple syrup, caraway liqueur and bitters in a shaker with ice; shake for 30 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with lemon peel.