The Division Bell is everything we want from a mezcal sour: tart, sweet, smoky, and lip-smackingly delicious. The recipe calls for Aperol, one of the sweetest and most accessible bitter citrus apéritif on the market. We have a feeling that the more bitter options – Campari and its ilk – would probably overpower the delicate balance of flavors.
The drink is named for the Pink Floyd album that creator Phil Ward listened to while devising the cocktail menu for Mayahuel, a San Francisco restaurant.
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a wide grapefruit twist.
- Division Bell at Food & Wine magazine