Mestizo

A spirit forward cocktail that mixes the sweetness of two classic Italian liqueurs with the smoky smoothness of Mezcal. A true Mexican-Italian love child. I like to think I am the first person to come up with this, but it likely exsists under a different name already. In any case don’t waste any time and make one right now!

How to build one:

  • 1/2 oz of Amaretto
  • 3/4 oz of Maraskino
  • 2 oz of Prosecco
  • 2 oz of Mezcal (smokey, but no too smokey)
  • 5 drops of salt water

Put all the ingredients in an old fashioned glass and stir gently. Set asside for a couple of minues if you want the flavours to intergrate a little and then add some ice.

I recommend the pause between mixing and serving, because it really makes this drink come together. The prosecco has enough sour to balance the sweetness of the liqueurs, so there’s no need for lemon juice or any other fruit juice…

…but if your girlfriend insists you can put in 1/2 oz of orange juice. A 1/2 oz of grapefruit juice is also an interesting option as it bumps up the smokyness of the Mezcal, but I find it makes the drink too sour.