1 rinse Mezcal
1 twst Grapefruit peel (expressed, discarded)

Stir, strain, straight up, rinsed coupe, express peel and discard


Looking to make a Scotch cocktail and too lazy to fetch a bottle from the basement, Erik combined Smith & Cross with Mezcal.

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Posted by Dan on 6/27/2012
Created by
Erik Ellestad, Savoy Stomp
Is an
authentic recipe

http://savoystomp.com/2010/03/11/ash-tray-heart/ and Beta Cocktail (white edition) which adds the peel

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  • Hogo of the S&C held in check--dominating flavor is the bitter raisiny PeM. Fans of same will like this sophisticated drink. — ★★★★
  • Robin like it only without the Mezcal — ★★★★
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Made this this evening without the rinse (I'm lacking Mezcal at the moment, sadly). Wow. I think I may have a new favorite way to drink Smith and Cross.

Dan commented on 3/21/2013:

@drunklab - Maybe sub Laphroaig or similar for mezcal?

A great idea, but my bottle of Lagavulin's at a friend's place. I'll give that a try next time if I'm still Mezcal-less.

Dan commented on 3/21/2013:

This is wrong one at least two levels. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Lagavulin should be either in your cabinet or in your glass.

How right you are. To atone, I will down at least two Glencairn glasses when I get it back.

I just confirmed with Erik that this one should be Ashtray Heart and not Ash Tray Heart.

I liked the lingering bitterness from the punt e mes. Smith n cross funk is mellowed out by 2 oz of vermouth. Tasty session cocktail. Kj found it a bit cloying...

laerm commented on 7/08/2017:

I played up the grapefruit by adding a drizzle of pink grapefruit oleo saccharum. Nice.