I knew I’d love this one when I came across it on Imbibe. I fell madly in love with Aperol in Italy a few years ago and simply do not use it enough. I bought Velvet Falernum for The Keelhauler and haven’t used it since, so I was eager to dust off those two bottles. Plus, I’m a sucker for an all equal-parts cocktail. Thanks to Grant Wheeler of The Garret in NYC for creating it!
- 3/4 oz Mezcal – we used Fidencio
- 3/4 oz Aperol
- 3/4 oz Velvet Falernum
- 3/4 oz lime juice
- 1 dash Scrappy’s Habenero Firewater bitters – this dash of heat and flavor can also be added by adding a thin slice of fresh habanero pepper to the shaker in lieu of the bitters.
Shake all ingredients together with ice.
Strain into a chilled coupe.
Garnish with a lime wheel if you so desire.
Thank you to Drizly for sponsoring this post by providing a portion of the ingredients!