The Crafty and Elusive Elk

1 oz Blanco tequila, Lunazul Blanco
12 oz Mezcal, Sombra
12 oz Falernum, Velvet Falernum
12 oz Maraschino Liqueur, Luxardo
34 oz Lime juice
2 ds Orange bitters, Regans' orange bitters
Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin. Shake, strain, serve in a coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
From other users
  • The first mezcal drink that Robin liked. The blend of smoke from the mezcal and funk from the Maraschino really works together. Made with del Maguey Vida mescal. Really excellent and unusual. — ☆☆☆☆
  • KF likes — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Sweet and smoky — ☆☆☆☆
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3 Comments

Awesome, unusual, and

Awesome, unusual, and non-intuitive. You would not think that the Maraschino and smoke would work together, but they definitely do.

Just made this with all Del

Just made this with all Del Maguey mezcal, and even at that the maraschino tamed the smoke nicely and that maraschino funk came through. This is a noble sippah.

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After getting into cocktails

After getting into cocktails about six months ago, and keeping a log of everything I made, I wanted something special for my 100th drink.

The Crafty and Elusive Elk has an intriguing name and an exotic ingredient that I've never used before. Yesterday, I bought a bottle of Del Maguey Vida mezcal specifically for this (couldn't find Sombra).

I was not disappointed.

I'm craving another now.