The Crafty and Elusive Elk

Blanco tequila, Mezcal, Falernum, Maraschino Liqueur, Lime juice, Orange bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin. Shake, strain, serve in a coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
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Created & posted bydcwnyc1 on 12/02/2011
Daniel Warrilow, Son of a Gun Restaurant, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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mattchicago's picture

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.

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.

Dan's picture

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

From other users

Sweet and smoky (4 stars)
KF likes (5 stars)
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. (4 stars)

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