This drink, from Meaghan Dorman of NYC’s Raines Law Room, is a true masterwork of balance: smoky and herbal, floral and sweet.
The original recipe calls for Amaro Averna, but it’ll work well with other medium-sweet amari, like Luxardo, Nonino, or Ramazotti.
- 1½ parts Aged tequila
- ¾ part Amaro
- ½ part Elderflower liqueur
- ¼ part Mezcal
- 1 dash Grapefruit bitters
Stir all of the ingredients with ice for about 20 seconds. Strain into a small chilled cocktail glass. If you have grapefruit peel handy, express a twist over the drink and then garnish with it.
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