This refreshing, rosy-red drink has the best traits of an Americano and a Paloma, but a much more gutsy flavor than either one on its own. Pete Stanton, head bartender at Ai Fiori in New York, created this crisp and bitter, lightly savory cooler. Smoky mezcal meets a bittersweet, super-flavorful mix of Punt e Mes and Campari, brightened with some fresh grapefruit juice and a little club soda.
- 3/4 ounce (22ml) Punt e Mes
- 3/4 ounce (22ml) Campari
- 1/2 ounce (15ml) mezcal
- 1 ounce (30ml) fresh juice from 1 grapefruit
- 1 dash orange bitters
- 2 ounces (60ml) club soda
Add Punt e Mes, Campari, mezcal, grapefruit juice, and orange bitters to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until chilled, about 10 seconds. Unseal shaker and add soda. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass and serve immediately.