Add equal parts (.75 oz.) Mezcal, St. Germain, Aperol, and Lime Juice to shaker, add ice and shake well. Double strain into a coup and garnish with parachute toy dropped into glass.
This equal parts cocktail inspired by cocktails like the Last Word, Paper Plane, and Naked and Famous brings a sweet and smoky flavor to the palate. The garnish meant to look like a parachute falling gently to earth a an homage to the day this cocktail was first served to the public by it's creator.
This cocktail was created by Chris Antillon as a staple for his restaurant Elevated Q. This cocktail was created by Chris as a way to celebrate the success of Elevated Q after being invited to bartend at a company regular's party in the area. After a collaboration with the company and the client, Chris decided to introduce this cocktail to the world by skydiving with the into the party held in Westminster, Colorado with the drink secured to his body. The smokiness of the Mezcal representing the sensation of falling through the clouds, the Aperol representing the freshness of the air at 12,000 feet, and the elderflower representing the journey back to the earth; this cocktail will hopefully be enjoyed as a celebration of a successful skydive, and the method of its creation as a bucket list item for any bartender seeking the ultimate thrill.