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Highland Picnic

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Yuzu brightens the flavors of mezcal and tequila.

For his Highland Picnic cocktail, Ghost Donkey’s Nacho Jimenez found inspiration from Tequila’s home state in Mexico. “You have the strong agave taste from the mezcal and tequila, and the aromas of the yuzu that are so floral that, to me, makes you feel like you are in the highlands of Jalisco,” he says.


  • 1 oz. mezcal (Jimenez uses Montelobos)
  • 1 oz. reposado tequila
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. yuzu juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
  • 1/2 oz. agave syrup
  • Egg white (pasteurized, if you like)
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:coupe
  • Garnish:dehydrated orange and hibiscus salt


Shake all of the ingredients together in a shaker without ice. Add ice and shake again until chilled. Strain into a coupe and garnish.

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