The Story Behind The Smoke, Spice, and Everything Nice
Mix equal parts classic cocktails — here’s looking at you, Manhattan and De La Louisiane — with a bit of smoky mezcal and fruit, and you get this delicious, aromatic drink. It has a lovely balance of flavors and can easily be batched to serve a crowd. (I recently made a bunch in a whiskey decanter and kept it in the fridge, so it was ready whenever I felt like a tipple.)
- 1 ounce bourbon
- 1 ounce rye
- ½ ounce mezcal
- ½ ounce strawberry syrup
- 2 dashes aromatic bitters
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail glass with ice.
- Stir to chill and combine.
- Fine strain into your cocktail glass over fresh ice.
- Garnish and enjoy!