Southern Exposure

from Death & Co

  • 1.5 ounces Jalapeño-Infused Siembra Azul Blanco Tequila
  • .5 ounce Los Amantes Joven Mezcal
  • .5 ounce Lime Juice
  • .5 ounce Rich Cane Sugar Syrup
  • .5 ounce Red Bell Pepper Purée
  • pinch of Kosher Salt

Shake all the ingredients with ice, then strain into a coupe. No garnish.

JOAQUÍN SIMÓ, 2009 This popular drink is my homage to the flavors of Mexico, made extra savory with red bell pepper and a pinch of salt, the latter an ingredient that doesn't see enough use in cocktails.—JS