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Paris Is Burning

  • SERVINGS: 1 drink

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

  1. 1 ounce mezcal
  2. 1 ounce London dry gin
  3. 1/2 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur
  4. 1 ounce chilled pineapple juice
  5. 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  6. 1/4 ounce cane syrup (see Note)
  7. Ice
  8. Dash of Angostura bitters, for garnish
  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.
Notes Cane syrup (concentrated sugarcane juice) is available at Whole Foods and cocktailkingdom.com.