Paris Is Burning

Leo Robitschek was inspired to make this smoky-floral cocktail by some smoked pineapples he had during a pig roast in the Hamptons. Mezcal (the agave-based spirit that comes from roasting agave hearts in pits) provides the smokiness.

Slideshow: Mezcal Cocktails
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  • Servings: 1 drink

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  • 1 ounce mezcal
  • 1 ounce London dry gin
  • 1/2 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 1 ounce chilled pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce cane syrup (see Note)
  • Ice
  • Dash of Angostura bitters, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all of the ingredients except ice and the garnish. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the bitters.


Cane syrup (concentrated sugarcane juice) is available at Whole Foods and

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