El Puente, from PDT legend Jim Meehan, is a masterclass in layering flavors without making a drink too complicated and busy. Each sip is a journey: a nose of light smoke, crisp grapefruit on the lips, and a symphony of agave, herbs, and flowers on the tongue.
Add the mezcal to a chilled cocktail class and swirl to coat the inside of the glass, discarding any excess. Shake the remaining ingredients with ice and strain into the glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
- The PDT Cocktail Book by Jim Meehan