A Few Small Nips

Austin bartender Jessica Sanders took inspiration from Frida Kahlo painting called A Few Small Nips when creating this drink. "Like Frida's great love story with Diego Rivera, this cocktail is fiery and tumultuous but also tender and fragile," she says.

This recipe originally appeared in the Food & Wine 2016 Cocktails book.

  • Servings: 1 drink

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  • 1 1/4 ounces mezcal
  • 1/2 ounce¬†pear brandy, such as Clear Creek
  • 1/4 ounce¬†yellow Chartreuse (honeyed herbal liqueur)
  • 1/4 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • Ice
  • 1 lemon twist, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. In a mixing glass, combine the mezcal, pear brandy, Chartreuse, St-Germain and orange bitters. Fill the glass with ice and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe. Pinch the lemon twist over the drink and add to the glass.

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