Recipe courtesy of Eddie Garcia

Poblano Pepper Smash

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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2 poblano chiles, 1 left whole and 1 thinly sliced into rings, for serving

1 lime wedge

Montreal steak spice, for serving

2 ounces gin, such as Desert Dry Gin from Arizona Distilling Company

3/4 ounce maple syrup mixed with 1/4 ounce water

1/2 ounce lemon juice

1 bar spoon mescal


  1. Roast the whole poblano chile over an open flame, turning occasionally, until charred all over. Let cool slightly and then skin, seed and puree it in a blender. 
  2. Rim a margarita glass with the lime wedge and dip in the Montreal steak spice. 
  3. Add the gin, maple syrup mixture, lemon juice, mescal and 1 1/2 ounces poblano puree to a cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice and shake. Fill the margarita glass with ice. Strain the drink over ice and garnish with a poblano chile slice.
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