Tres Coops

[Photograph: Nick Caruana]

Smoky mezcal is a wonderful pairing for elderflower and ginger liqueurs in this frothy egg-enriched cocktail created by Tad Carducci of Tippling Bros.

About the author: Nick Caruana is the author of The Straight Up, where he shares his love of classic and modern cocktails, including a slight obsession with whiskey, bitters and amari. Stalk him on Twitter @The_Straight_Up, Facebook, and other social media outlets.

Tres Coops

About This Recipe

Yield:Makes 1 cocktail
Active time:2 minutes
Total time:2 minutes
Special equipment:Cocktail shaker and strainer, fine strainer
This recipe appears in: 5 Cocktail Recipes That Will Help You Love Mezcal


  • 1 ounce mezcal
  • 1/2 ounce Averna Amaro
  • 1/2 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice, from 1 to 2 limes
  • 1/4 ounce fresh egg white (about 1/4 large egg white)
  • Garnish: ground chili powder


  1. 1

    Add mezcal, Averna, St. Germain, Domaine de Canton, lime, and egg white to cocktail shaker. Dry shake (without ice) to blend in the egg white, about 20 seconds.

  2. 2

    Fill the shaker 2/3 full with ice and then shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker begins to frost, about 20 seconds.

  3. 3

    Double strain into a cocktail glass, scatter a few pinches of chili powder on top, then serve.

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