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Spicy Dead Lady Cocktail

This equal-parts cocktail couldn’t be easier to assemble—or enjoy.

Bolstered by smoky mezcal, bittersweet Aperol and the soft, tropical spices of falernum, this equal-parts cocktail couldn’t be easier to assemble—or enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 oz. mezcal
  • 3/4 oz. Aperol
  • 3/4 oz. falernum
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 dash of Scrappy's Hellfire Bitters*
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:coupe
  • Garnish:lime wheel

Preparation

Shake all ingredients together in a shaker tin with ice. Strain into a coupe and garnish with a lime wheel (the bar uses a dehydrated wheel, but that’s optional).

*In lieu of the specialty bitters, Wheeler says adding a thin slice of fresh habanero pepper to the shaker tin will also add a small amount of heat and flavor to the drink. Remember to spice to taste, as habaneros can pack some serious heat!

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