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Great Silence: A Mezcal Cocktail

Mezcal meets maraschino liqueur, Campari, lime, and orgeat.

Liqueurs can influence cocktails in both bold and nuanced ways, such as in this recipe that uses small amounts of a fruit liqueur to accent the brightness of an aperitif liqueur. “One of the things I love about this drink is the dashes of maraschino that transform it,” says Isaac Shumway, owner of California Gold. “I love adding these complex layers in a subtle way.”


  • 1 oz. mezcal (Shumway uses Del Maguey Vida)
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3⁄4 oz. Campari
  • 1⁄2 oz. orgeat (Shumway uses Small Hand Foods)
  • 2-3 dashes maraschino liqueur (Shumway uses Luxardo)
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:cocktail
  • Garnish:spiral-cut lime peel


Shake all of the ingredients with ice, then strain into a chilled glass and garnish.

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