Party Cat Mezcal Cocktail

mezcal cocktail Chris Keil injects this mezcal cocktail with fresh, tangy grapefruit juice and sparkling wine. Don’t have cardamom bitters on hand? Check out our DIY recipe below.

1 oz. mezcal
1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
½ oz. simple syrup
1 dash cardamom bitters
Sparkling wine, chilled
Tools: mixing glass, strainer
Glass: coupe

Combine all ingredients, except the sparkling wine, and stir with ice. Strain into a coupe and top with sparkling wine. Keil uses Scrappy’s bitters, but you can substitute a DIY version: Steep 1 Tbsp. of crushed cardamom in 8 oz. of high-proof neutral spirit for 10 days, strain and bottle.

Chris Keil, Hilltop Kitchen, Tacoma