Doña Frida

This cocktail from Cartagena's El Barón is a peppery drink perfect for fall
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Doña Frida
Photo: Katie Foster/Tasting Table

You don't have to travel all the way to Colombia to get a taste of its burgeoning cocktail scene (although we highly recommend it). This autumnal sipper is adapted from the talented bartenders at El Barón in Cartagena, who are on the forefront of craft cocktails in the area. Pink peppercorns and cinnamon add a subtle spice that will keep your cocktail hour on point with the fall weather.

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Doña Frida

Recipe adapted from El Barón, Cartagena, Colombia

Yield: 1 cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes, plus 10 minutes sitting time

Cook Time: N/A

Total Time: 5 minutes, plus 10 minutes sitting time


For the Spiced Plum Jam:

¼ cup plum jam

½ teaspoon ground pink peppercorns

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Cocktail:

1½ ounces silver tequila

½ ounce Cointreau

½ ounce fresh lemon juice

2 bar spoons spiced plum jam

2 dashes orange bitters

Whole pink peppercorns, for garnish



1. Make the spiced plum jam: In a small bowl, combine the jam, pink peppercorns and cinnamon. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes for the flavors to meld.

2. Make the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, combine all of the ingredients and fill with ice. Shake until chilled and fine-strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with pink peppercorns and serve.

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