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Mezcal Cocktail: A Love Supreme

Mezcal Cocktail

Smoky mezcal, tart cassis and a bitter aperitivo combine for a powerful flavor punch.

The dark, smoky notes of mezcal sing when paired with a bittersweet aperitivo liqueur and tart cassis. For the bitter element, Olamaie beverage director Erin Ashford uses Don Ciccio & Figli Luna Aperitivo but says Campari or Aperol will also work well.


  • 2 oz. mezcal
  • 1/2 oz. crème de cassis (Ashford uses Giffard Cassis Noir de Bourgogne)
  • 1/4 oz. red bitter aperitivo
  • 1/2 oz. rich turbinado syrup (2:1)
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 2 dashes Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters
  • Tools:shaker, strainer, fine strainer
  • Glass:rocks


Prepare a glass by rimming with smoked Himalayan sea salt (or salt of your choice). In a shaker, combine all the ingredients with ice and shake to chill. Strain over fresh ice into the prepared glass.

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