3⁄4 oz Rhum Agricole
3⁄4 oz Mezcal
1 oz Aromatized wine, Cocchi Americano (Or Lillet Blanc)
1⁄2 oz Swedish Punsch
1 twst Orange peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.


When I recently recalled the Metexa, a delighful aperitif of Lillet, tequila, and Swedish punsch from the 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book, I decided to riff on it. Instead of the classic's tequila base, I kept the agave theme with some mezcal and split it with rhum agricole for that spirit paired well with Swedish punsch in the Sleeping with Strangers. I also adjusted the ratios to make it more of a cocktail instead of an aperitif. For a name, I dubbed this one the La Savane after a garden and park on Martinique.

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FRY 2021
Posted by yarm on 11/15/2021
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Boston, MA
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