Several cocktails claim the name of Black-eyed Susan, but this one fits the name on so many levels I can't resist.
Unfortunately, Suze can be hard to find in the U.S., and substitutes are equally difficult to track down. Salers is one alternative that may work, thought I haven't actually tried it in this cocktail myself.
- 1½ oz London dry gin
- ½ oz Suze gentian liqueur
- ¾ oz lemon juice
- ½ oz black pepper syrup
- garnish: salt and black pepper rim
Rim halfway around the edge of a coupe glass with a mix of equal parts salt and fresh ground black pepper.
Shake vigorously with ice. Strain into the prepared coupe glass.