In the Pines: A Mezcal Cocktail

This mezcal cocktail from Finch & Fork bartender George Piperis combines the agave spirit with pine liqueur, Cardamaro, sweet vermouth and bitters.

1½ oz. mezcal espadín
¾ oz. Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur
½ oz. Cardamaro
½ oz. sweet vermouth
2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon
Glass: coupe
Garnish: grapefruit peel

Stir all the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice to chill. Strain into a chilled coupe. Twist the grapefruit peel over the top of the drink and use as a garnish.

George Piperis, Finch & Fork, Santa Barbara, California

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