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
Instructions
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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7 Comments

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.

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?

Thanks,

Zachary

bza's picture

Zach, Pretty sure mhibiscus

Zach,

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.