Serve in aCoupe glass
Grapefruit zest twist
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
|1 1/2 fl oz||Del Maguey Vida Clásico mezcal|
|1/2 fl oz||Italian red bitter liqueur|
|1/2 fl oz||Triple sec liqueur (40% alc./vol.)|
|1 fl oz||Pink grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed)|
|4 drop||Saline solution 4:1 (20g sea salt to 80g water)|
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There's something about the more assertive style of mezcal that suits this cocktail better than its original tequila-based incarnation.
A riff on Naren Young's 2013 tequila-based High Noon cocktail. When I say "riff" the only change is swapping tequila for mezcal. This mezcal-based version was popular and is identified with New York City's Empellón Cocina Mexican-restaurant before its closure in 2017.