"This tipple embodies both the sizzling heat and the sweet, fresh fruits of a fizzy, fun summer. "
1 ½ ounces tequila
½ ounce maple syrup
3 strawberries, halved
2 slices jalapeño
dash Peychaud’s bitters
½ ounce lime juice
1 ½ ounces 7UP
Garnish: lemon or lime wheel
Muddle the strawberries and jalapeños. Add more jalapeños for more heat but don’t let them overpower the layering of flavors.
Add the muddled mixture, tequila and syrup to a shaker and mix. Fill with ice and shake until chilled, about 20 seconds.
Strain over crushed ice. Add a dash of bitters and a squeeze of lime. Pour in the bubbly 7UP. Garnish with a lemon or lime slice.