Ahumado Seco

ahumado seco recipeRoughly translating to “dry smoke,” this cocktail balances the potency of mezcal with the brightness of hibiscus and ginger.

1 ½ oz. mezcal
¾ oz. ginger liqueur
2 ½ oz. hibiscus agua fresca
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: rocks
Garnish: orange peel and ginger zest

Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into an ice-filled glass; garnish.

Hibiscus Agua Fresca: In a saucepan, simmer 1 cup of dried hibiscus, 1 quart of water and 2 oz. (by weight) of peeled, chopped ginger, until reduced by ⅔. Cool, then fine strain, pressing solids to release juices. Add 4 oz. of simple syrup (1:1) and 4 oz. of lemon juice. Shake and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

La Condesa, Austin