Two types of peppers combine with mezcal, citrus, and ginger in this sweet-and-savory concoction from bar pro Julian Cox. Sure, there’s a lot going on in this recipe, but thanks to the versatility of agave spirits (in this case, mezcal), it all works to create a flavor profile you’ve likely not encountered before now. Balance, of course, is always key, and there’s a reason agave spirits make the perfect companion to savory flavors.
- 3 slices Bell pepper
- 3 Lime wedges
- 1/2 tsp Puree chipotle pepper
- 1/2 oz Lemon juice
- 1/2 oz Ginger syrup*
- 3/4 oz Agave nectar
- 2 oz Mezcal
- Garnish: Beef jerky piece
In a shaker, muddle the bell pepper slices and lime wedges.
Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice.
Shake, and pour (unstrained) into a double Old Fashioned glass.
Garnish with a piece of beef jerky.