The Kings Ginger helps emphasize the delicately earthy flavor of unsmoked Fidencio mezcal in this refreshing spin on the Paloma from John McCarthy of Whitehall and Mary Queen of Scots in NYC.
Notes: If you can't track down the Fidencio Sin Humo, use a white tequila—the smokiness of other mezcals would likely overpower the other flavors in this drink.
Don't use bottled juices for this drink—squeeze them fresh.
About This Recipe
|Yield:||makes 1 cocktail|
|Active time:||5 minutes|
|Total time:||5 minutes|
|Special equipment:||cocktail shaker and strainer|
- 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1 ounce fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
- 3/4 ounce The King's Ginger
- 1 ounce Fidencio Sin Humo (no smoke) Mezcal (see note)
- 1 dash orange bitters
- Garnish: Orange twist or orange wheel
Add lime juice, grapefruit juice, King's Ginger, mezcal, and orange bitters to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass, garnish with orange twist or orange wheel and serve.