In Vida Veritas

1 12 oz Mezcal, Del Maguey Vida
34 oz Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur
34 oz Walnut Liqueur, Nux Alpina
12 oz Bénédictine
1 ds Bitters, Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged
Stir ingredients over ice for at least 30 seconds in a mixing glass, strain into a chilled coupe, finish with a spritz of oil from a fresh orange peel; don't drop the peel in.
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Wow, clash of the titans! I

Wow, clash of the titans! I need to try this. Usually I can imagine drinks pretty well in my head, but this one makes my head hurt before I drink it.

One correction to the

One correction to the's whiskey barrel bitters. Not Xocatl Mole.

Zachary Pearson's picture

Hmm.. the Flickr link calls

Hmm.. the Flickr link calls for Mole bitters, and the Serious Eats article does as well. Can you provide a link to the cocktail using WBA bitters?



bza's picture

Zach, Pretty sure mhibiscus


Pretty sure mhibiscus is Misty herself, the all-class Boston bartender who invented the drink, so I'd go with her recipe...

This is a fantastic cocktail.

This is a fantastic cocktail. What's wonderful is how all the elements shine---it's like a controlled forrest fire where the sap of the pines gives off a scent of sweetness. Extraordinary.

Looking at the proportions, I

Looking at the proportions, I was worried that this would be too sweet, but of course I was wrong to worry, as this is magically delicious. The balance is perfect.