Tequila based, original cocktail from my site stirandstrain.com
1-1/2 oz. Dobel Tequila
1/2 oz. Cantaloupe Melon Syrup (recipe found on the site)
1/4 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
3 slices of serrano pepper with seeds removed, adjust according to your desired heat levels
Cilantro for garnish
In the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle the pepper slices with lime juice. Add ice, then add in syrup and tequila. Stir for about 30 seconds and then strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a sprig of cilantro.
The drink is well balanced between the earthiness of the tequila, the just-sweet-enough melon syrup, tart lime and touch of spice.