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.