Butternut Squash Daiquiri

2 oz. Dark rum
1 oz. Butternut squash syrup*
1 oz. Fresh lime juice

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a Martini glass.  

*For Butternut squash syrup
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Coarsely grated butternut squash, peeled
1 cup Water

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to simmer to dissolve sugar. Add squash and simmer until tender but not falling apart, 10-15 minutes. Let cool and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Chill at least 1 hour.  

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Fortunato Nicotra, executive chef at Felidia in New York, created this recipe.