3⁄4 oz Herbal liqueur, Yellow Chartreuse
3⁄4 oz Lime juice
3⁄4 oz Aperol

Shake, strain, straight up.

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Created by
Joaquin Simo, Death & Co, New York, NY
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(83 ratings)
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  • Very vibrant tangerine color. I like substituting green chartreuse or genepy le chamois.
  • 5/30/23: Really did not enjoy this. While I enjoy mezcal neat, I haven't found a mezcal cocktail I like.
  • Tried w/Green. Very good. See its potential.
  • Used Illegal resposado, doubled the mezcal, stellar drink.
  • Used green chartreuse. Lime juice down to ~0.5 oz works.
  • Much more than a last word paper plane combo. Gets better every time I mix one up. — ★★★★★
  • I made with Del Maguey mezcal joven and I wonder if I over-poured, as the smoky mezcal somewhat overpowered. Still a delicious drink. I'm looking forward to trying this again and tweaking the balance ever so slightly.
  • Split the tequila to be 1/2 oz mezcal and 1/2 oz jalapeno infused tequila; thereby creating Hot, Smoky, Naked and Famous — ★★★★★
  • One of my favorites. Have played with this to add jalapeno infused spirits or subbing Cocchi Amer. for the Yellow Char. All delicious.
  • Just great
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Dan commented on 5/19/2013:

Curated only to add attribution and garnish. Thanks, Neel M, for the tip.

Updated this as per the recipe in the Death and Co. book, which specifies no garnish.



Diego Valencia's Naked in the Desert subs sotol for the mezcal, serves on the rocks, and garnishes with a grapefruit twist and 6 drops Angostura bitters.

A variation I like: Anejo Mezcal, Lemon instead of Lime, and Green Chartreuse instead of the Yellow.  Add a handful of drops (maybe a dash) of Scrappy's Firewater bitters, to taste.