Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Tequila & Mezcal Cocktails

Smiling Rabbit

This mezcal cocktail is the signature drink at Washington, D.C.’s Espita Mezcaleria.


  • 1 1/2 oz Espadín mezcal
  • 3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz pineapple-cinnamon syrup*
  • 1/4 oz Suze apéritif
  • 1/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
  • Garnish: Pineapple leaf


  1. Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice, and garnish with a pineapple leaf.

  3. *Pineapple-cinnamon syrup: Bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a boil, and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, add 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks and 4 cinnamon sticks, and steep for 30 minutes. Remove solids, and store in the refrigerator.