The Charo’s Kick cocktail gets an earthy, smokey flavor thanks to the dual combo of agave spirits. An extra curveball comes from the orgeat, which creates a “cooling, refreshing, green-almond kind of flavor,” says bartender Justin Briggs.
1½ oz. blanco tequila
½ oz. mezcal
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
¾ oz. orgeat
2 barspoons creme de menthe
Tools: shaker, strainer
Combine ingredients in a mixing tin. Add ice and shake. Strain into a chilled glass.
Justin Lane Briggs, Faro, Brooklyn