1 oz Mezcal
3⁄4 oz Cynar
1⁄4 oz Crème de Pamplemousse
1⁄4 oz Cinnamon syrup
1 twst Grapefruit peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a doube old fashioned glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with a grapefruit twist.


When writing up the Testadura with rum, Cynar, and cinnamon syrup on the blog, I became inspired to riff on the idea. I brought in grapefruit liqueur to complement the cinnamon from the Hawaiian War Chant, and mezcal, grapefruit liqueur, and Cynar worked so well in the Tres Amigos. For a name, I dubbed it This is Not Berlin after a 2019 coming-of-age movie set in Mexico City and centered around a nightclub.

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