The Story Behind The El Murielago

This stunning, agave-based cocktail is the creation of Portland beverage professional Beau Raymond. A bit more elaborate than your traditional sour, the drink delicately balances mezcal, tequila, and sloe gin. It has a velvety smooth texture and a subtle peppery spice from the Aleppo tincture that plays well with the various citrus flavors.


  • 1 ounce mezcal
  • ½ ounce blanco tequila
  • ½ ounce sloe gin
  • ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
  • ½ ounce agave syrup
  • ¾ ounce oleo saccharum
  • 5 drops Aleppo tincture
  • 3 drops saline
  • 5 dashes grapefruit bitters
  • 1 egg white


  1. Combine all ingredients except for egg white in a cocktail shaker over ice.
  2. Shake to combine.
  3. Remove the ice and add egg white to shaker, and then shake again. (This technique is called “reverse dry-shake.”)
  4. Double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with grapefruit peel and some spicy chili salt.

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Updated: 2018-05-07

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