Ever made a cocktail that really, really shouldn’t work?

You look at the ingredients and it just doesn’t make sense. It might even sound just plain awful.

But then somehow, for some reason… it just works.

YEAH, THAT HAPPENED.

When Chris waltzed in the room with this cocktail and told me what was in it … I wasn’t very excited about taking that first sip. Mezcal, Green Chartreuse, an egg white alongside a grape and ginger syrup… (Really?)

He insisted it tasted good – and after some prodding I gave it a try.

Sometimes I hate when Chris is right.

WAIT, WAIT… DON’T TELL ME!

This is a funky drink with a whole lot of, “Wait, I know that flavor… what is it?” It’s long and complex and the flavor really changes a lot over the length of the palate. It’s a perplexing but tasty combination of flavors that oddly, actually works.

Unlikely BedFellows

It doesn’t seem like these ingredients should go together… but they do!
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Ingredients

  • 1.25 oz Mezcal
  • 0.25 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 0.75 oz Lime Juice
  • 0.75 oz Grape & Ginger Syrup
  • 0.75 oz Egg Whites
  • 5 drops Chocolate Bitters We used fee brothers

Grape & Ginger Syrup

  • 1 cup Grapes
  • 0.5 cups sugar
  • 1 piece Fresh Ginger (Thumb-sized)

Instructions

  • Dry shake all ingredients.
  • Add ice and shake to chill and dilute.
  • Fine strain into a coupe glass
  • Garnish with a few drops of Chocolate bitters.

Grape & Ginger Syrup

  • Macerate grapes with sugar
  • Allow to sit in the fridge overnight and fine strain mixture to separate the solids.
  • Next add syrup and 1 thumb sized piece of ginger to a blender and puree mixture for 1 minute.