1 oz Mezcal
1 oz Campari
1⁄2 oz Honey syrup
1⁄2 oz Lime juice
1 pn Cayenne pepper (A sprinkle of pepper powder as garnish (floating))

Shake with ice, strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with cayenne chili powder.


My Negroni Week 2023 offering. A mashup of the Red Grasshopper (tequila, honey, lime, garnish cayenne powder) and a Mezcal Negroni.


I decided to make a mashup of the Red Grasshopper with the Mezcal Negroni after spotting the cayenne pepper powder on the shelf as Negroni Week 2023 was coming up. I dubbed the end result the Gusano Rojo which is the Red Chili Worm that grows on mezcal plants.

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