Cocktail Recipe: “Smoke in the Garden”">

Smoky and savory, with a faint fleeting hint of celery-like lovage on the finish, this incredibly complex cocktail is sure to capture your attention (and bring you back for more).

Mezcal is a smoky, peat-y alcohol made from a different variety of agave than tequila that is cooked underground. It’s a rising star in Seattle’s cocktail bars for its ability to add depth to drinks.

Ingredients: (Makes 1 Drink)
1 ½ oz Tequila (we used Milagro Silver)
½ oz 100% Agave Mezcal (we used Sombra)
1 oz Lovage Soda Syrup
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Garnish:
Celery Leaf

Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients (except the garnish) in a cocktail shaker.

2. Add ice.

3. Shake to combine.

4. Strain into a martini glass.

5. Slap the celery leaf between your hands to release its flavorful oils.

6. Gently float the leaf on the surface of the drink. Serve.

Variation: Omit the Mezcal for a drink that is less smoky and more prominently features the lovage.

Mixologist: Jonny Spielsinger

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