This simple variation on the classic Last Word swaps out the gin for savory mezcal and tosses in a slice of serrano pepper, making for a smoky and spicy variation on the drink.
Note: Want it hotter? Add another slice of serrano to the drink, or add in spicy bitters or a shrub such as Bitter End Thai Bitters or Bittermens Hellfire Habanero Shrub to bring the heat.
3/4 ounce mezcal
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, from 1 to 2 limes
3/4 ounce Luxardo Maraschino
3/4 ounce Green Chartreuse
1 half-centimeter slice serrano pepper (see note)
Garnish: serrano pepper slice
Add mezcal, lime juice, maraschino, Chartreuse, and serrano pepper to a cocktail shaker. Fill 2/3 full with ice and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker begins to frost, about 20 seconds.
Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with additional pepper slice and serve.
Cocktail shaker and strainer, fine strainer
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 15g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 11g|
|Vitamin C 12mg||59%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|