1 1⁄2 oz Rye (Works great with Rittenhouse)
1⁄2 oz Mezcal
1⁄2 oz Aquavit
3⁄8 oz Demerara syrup
1 rinse Absinthe (Heavy rinse)

Stir with ice and strain into a heavy absinthe-rinsed old fashioned glass.


While I was writing up the tequila-aquavit cocktail for the blog, I thought about how well aquavit, mezcal, and rye work in duos in various cocktails. Therefore, why not throw all three in together akin to Death & Co.'s Conference? The format I took that evening was a three spirit Improved Cocktail riff that I dubbed Willie Lee after the character from Johnny Cash's "Cocaine Blues" song.

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