Makes 1 cocktail
To make 1 ounce of chili-infused Campari, add a sliver of chili pepper to the measured liquid. Cover and leave for 24 hours to steep; remove the pepper.
1 serrano pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped
1 ounce chili-infused Campari
1½ ounces bourbon
½ ounce sweet vermouth
2 dashes whiskey barrel-aged bitters
Strip of orange rind
1. Place the pepper in a square of cheesecloth and secure tightly. Put it into the Campari and set aside for 24 hours. Remove the chili and measure 1 ounce of Campari.
2. In a glass of ice, combine the Campari, bourbon, vermouth, and bitters; stiirstir well.
3. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange.
Adapted from Matt Coughlin