Lawn Dart

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Everybody duck!
I’d love this one for the name alone, even if it didn’t taste good. But is does taste good – great even – so here we go!
Named for the now-banned yard game that resulted in thousands of injuries and even a few deaths in the 1980s, this drink may be damaging, but if you take care it won’t be lethal. The problem is, they taste so good, you may be tempted to throw caution to the wind.

 Aside from mixing tequila and gin (an almost shockingly smooth combo) the key feature of the Lawn Dart is muddled bell pepper – red, green or yellow, take your pick. The pepper adds a unique touch of aroma and flavor, putting the drink across as you take your first sip, and holding it all together as you sip again. And again.
This one's perfect for outdoor, hot weather shenanigans. So mix and muddle up a bunch of these delights, but do watch out for lawn darts – the thrown variety.
Lawn Dart

  • One ounce gin 

  • One ounce tequila

  • .25 ounce green Chartreuse

  • .75 ounce lime juice

  • .75 ounce simple syrup

5" slice of bell pepper - the color of your choice. Though green and yellow tend to work better with the color of the lime juice, all are good.

Muddle the pepper at the bottom of a shaker. Add the other ingredients and lots of ice. Shake until cold and strain over fresh ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a lime wheel if you wish.