Grapefruit, coffee, vermouth, peppercorns, chilli peppers. At first, what seems like ingredients stemming from opposing worlds creates a complex marriage of flavours that will genuinely amaze you. Bitter, spicy, sweet. This bend of flavours will tingle not only your taste buds but your lips as well. For those who can't take the heat, be warned; you may leave yourself with a 'brewsed lip' in the end!
For the Grapefruit and Peppercorn-infused Gin, slice one whole pink grapefruit into wheels and combine the peppercorns and 500ml of dry gin in a jar. Let it infuse for 24 hrs.
Combine all the ingredients, less the cayenne powder, into a chilled mixing glass and mix with ice for 30 mins
Strain into a chilled white porcelain round teacup, and using a sieve, rain down a layer of cayenne pepper to finish the drink