Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Cinder (Death & Co. Recipe)


I'm having fun mixing with tequila and mezcal from the Death & Co. cocktail book, as you can see from the surrounding posts. This example was probably one of the funnest to make and drink (whereas some Death & Co. drinks are more or less fun to make, let's be honest. They don't make things easy on bartenders). 

The idea behind this drink is to overwhelm the senses with spice and smoke. Normally jalapeno-infused tequila and smoky mezcal would be enough to do this, but adding the smoked salt really takes it to another level. The result is a Margarita variation that you won't forget, and you will probably crave for days after. 

  • 3/4 oz. reposado tequila (El Jimador reposado used)
  • 3/4 oz. jalapeno-infused blanco tequila (jalapeno infused Sauza blanco used)
  • 1/2 oz. Del Maguey Vida mezcal
  • 3/4 oz. lime juice
  • 3/4 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • smoked salt for rim

Rim a coupe glass with smoked salt by wetting it with lime juice and dragging it through the salt in a shallow dish. Shake the remaining ingredients on ice and double strain into the coupe. 

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