BellaFina Pepper Cocktail

BellaFina™ peppers may be used to create a wide variety of recipes, from appetizers to main dishes. BellaFina peppers are often used in salads, vegetables trays with or without dip, cooked in stews and sauces and stuffed with meat, cheese and grains.

Grown on the vine in the field, BellaFina peppers are a great source of vitamins and nutrients. They are low calorie, fat free, sodium free and high in Vitamin C.

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8-12 thin slices bell pepper
6-8 basil leaves
2 – 2.5 oz. vodka
2 – 2.5 oz. citrus juice (any combination of lemon, orange, lime, grapefruit, clementine… your choice)
2 oz. club soda
Capful vanilla extract

Makes 2 drinks.

I like using a shaker and muddler for this, but use whatever you have on hand (any glass or two and a wooden spoon will do).

Add the sliced pepper and basil with the citrus juice to the shaker and muddle it together.Basically just smash it all together. Let it sit for a minute or two.

Fill the shaker with ice, then add the vodka, vanilla extract, lid and shake it.

Pour in a cold glass… I like a few ice cubes in my drink, up to you, I just always forget to put a glass in the freezer the day before.

Top it off with club soda.