Monday, March 8, 2021

Hot Lips (Death & Co. Recipe)


This is perhaps my new favorite mezcal drink. It is so well-balanced: spicy, sweet, salty, tangy. Most unusual of all, it is stirred. Apparently a citrus juice cocktail can be stirred when it is rich enough; pineapple juice and vanilla syrup seem to add a kind of thickness that allows for this unorthodox preparation. You can even see by the color of the liquid above that there isn't the kind of cloudy separation that you'd expect from a drink with juice in it. 

  • 3/4 oz. jalapeno-infused blanco tequila (Sauza blanco used)
  • 3/4 oz. mezcal (Del Maguey Mezcal Vida used)
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz. vanilla syrup
  • 1 tsp cane sugar syrup
  • kosher salt

Rim a fancy Fizz glass half way by wetting the rim with lime juice and dipping it in a dish of kosher salt. Stir remaining ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and double strain into the glass with a large format ice inside. 

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