A South of the Border-inspired riff of the John Wood from Boothby's 1934 cocktail book
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Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a cherry.
I became inspired by the John Wood in William Boothby's 1934 World Drinks and How to Mix Them that I had made years ago and decided to riff on it. The original was whisk(e)y and lemon, and the kümmel made me think of mezcal for the liqueur pairs rather well with agave. I also changed the citrus to lime and dubbed this one the Juan Madera.
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- Devil You Know — Mezcal, Maurin Quina, Orange juice
- Basil Cranberry Julep — Mezcal, Cranberry syrup, Agave syrup, Basil
- Carried Away Down Mexico Way — Mezcal, Bianco Vermouth, Aromatized wine, Kummel, Brandied cherry
- Bend Sinister — Islay Scotch, Maurin Quina, Kirschwasser, Bitters, Absinthe, Cherry, Lemon peel
- Black Francis — Islay Scotch, Sweet vermouth, Pedro Ximénez Sherry, Cherry, Lemon peel
- Wild Eyed Rose — Irish whiskey, Grenadine, Lime juice