1 oz Campari
3⁄4 oz Averna
1⁄2 oz Mezcal, Fidencio
1 Orange peel (Flamed)

Stir with ice, strain over large ice into rocks glass, garnish with flamed orange peel. Enjoy!


Named after the Helnwein painting where Elvis is bartending for Marilyn, Humphrey and James.

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Created by
Kyle Martin, The Grotto, Leavenworth, WA
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  • Leave out the syrup. — ★★★★★
  • 4.5 — ★★★★
  • Sweet enough without the syrup. — ★★★★
  • Good. Might try first without the Demerara next time as it's quite sweet to my taste (but pretty balanced, so I might start without and add to taste.) Sweet + Mezcal + Campari is different and interesting. — ★★★★
  • nice boozy cocktail. I add a spray of Laphroaig 10yr. — ★★★★
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It's not sweet, you could remove the barspoon of demerera I suppose.  I find it balanced, everything plays well together.  It's a popular cocktail at the bar for smokey, spirit forward types.

Ajvan commented on 4/10/2020:

Skipped the syrup as suggested and the result is the kind of spicy, boozy drink I'm a sucker for.