Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Other Cocktails


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Behind lead bartender Candice Jae, San Francisco’s Mosto boasts more than 200 tequilas, 200 mezcals and even a vegan pechuga mezcal flight. The Sotolero drinks like a Martini made with sotol (Mexico’s desert spoon plant spirit) rather than gin. It’s earthy green notes are highlighted by Lillet blanc apéritif, Salers apéritif and orange bitters.


  • 1 1/2 oz Por Siempre sotol
  • 3/4 oz Lillet blanc apéritif
  • 3/4 oz Salers gentiane
  • 8 drops Orange bitters
  • 1 Lemon peel, expressed
  • Garnish: Dill sprig


  1. Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice, and stir for 30 seconds.

  2. Strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass.

  3. Express the oil from the lemon peel over the drink and discard.

  4. Garnish with a dill sprig.