Cucumber, Salt & Smoke
- SERVINGS: makes 1 drink
Mezcal, made from fire-roasted agave, provides the smokiness in this unusual Pisco Sour update. The cucumber is fresh and herbaceous, and even though the cocktail contains simple syrup, a pinch of salt makes it more dry than sweet. While the shaken egg white adds a dramatic foamy head, the drink is equally delicious without an egg white.
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber. Add the pisco, mezcal, lemon juice, simple syrup, egg white and salt and shake well. Add ice and shake again. Fine-strain into a chilled wineglass. Dot the drink with the Peychaud’s bitters and swirl decoratively.
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Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.