Flawless Victory Mezcal Cocktail

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Artichoke-based bitter Cynar lends depth and complexity to this refreshing mezcal cocktail.

1 oz. mezcal (Nugent uses Fidencio)
1 oz. Cynar
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
¾ oz. agave nectar
3 dashes orange bitters
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: Collins
Garnish: lemon wedge dipped in smoked salt

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled, strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice. Garnish.

Colin Nugent, Montana’s Trail House, Brooklyn, NYC