Kirk Estopinal riffs on the spicy, citrusy Mexican drink called sangrita using rich, nutty tawny port and mezcal. "The smoke and brine in mezcal love port," he says.
Slideshow: Mezcal Cocktails
2 ounces tawny port
3/4 ounce mezcal
1 ounce fresh orange juice
3/4 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce cold water
20 drops of Bittermens Hellfire Habanero Shrub bitters
1 jalapeño slice
Pinch of flaky sea salt
1 ice cube, for serving
1 lime wheel and 1/2 orange wheel, for garnish
How to Make It
In a mixing glass, combine all of the ingredients except the ice cube and garnishes. Stir until the salt dissolves. Strain into a chilled rocks glass, add the ice cube and garnish with the lime and orange wheels.
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