1 oz Mezcal
1⁄2 oz Cassis, Lejay
1⁄2 oz Lime juice
1⁄4 oz Ginger syrup
1 twst Lemon peel

Shake first four ingredients and strain slowly and at an angle over sparkling wine in a flute. Garnish with a lemon peel.


A guest couldn't decide between a Kir Royale and a spicy mezcal drink, so I riffed on El Diablo.

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Rafa García Febles, NYC.
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  • Tastes about like you'd expect. Mezcal in your rosé. Y'know what they say? — ★★★
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Rafa - Depending on what you mean, it's going to be either "à la diable" (in haste) or "au diable" (to hell with).

Au diable! I knew I misremembered. Thanks Frog. I meant "a la," a phrase I think I got from Nabokov, but now I like au better.