Whoa, Nelly! We love the spicy ginger kick in this mezcal- and Port-fueled twist on the classic Mule.
1 1/2 oz. mezcal
3/4 oz. ruby Port
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. agave nectar
Tools: shaker, strainer
Garnish: 2 drops of Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients, except ginger beer and shake vigorously with ice cubes for 10 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass, top with ginger beer and garnish.
Carlo Splendorini, Bourbon Steak, Miami