Lust for Life

Lust for Life CocktailThis exotic sipper from Imbibe’s 2013 Cocktail Bar of the Year, Pouring Ribbons, is a little smoky, a little nutty and perfectly bright.

1 1/2 oz. mezcal
3/4 oz. Palo Cortado sherry
3/4 oz. orgeat
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. pineapple juice
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: rocks
Garnish: cocoa powder

In a shaker, combine ingredients and shake with ice until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice cubes (or one large cube). Dust with cocoa powder.

Joaquín Simó, Pouring Ribbons, New York City