We are quite excited about new book “Do It The French Way” by Daniel Gaujac. This book covers five of France’s most iconic apereitifs; Byrrh, Suze, Ricard, Lillet and Pernod Absinthe. While not being a recipe book per se, it rather covers the history of these spirits, accompanied with some gorgeous photographs. There’s also a lot of vintage barware in the photos, if you just like us think that’s intriguing.
However, the second part of the book are interviews with some of the world’s best bartenders. They are all asked the same five questions, one of them being – Do you have a signature cocktail you would like to share with us? Diego Cabrera at Salmon Guru in Madrid answer to this question is; the Mestizo.
It’s a wonderful cocktail. Boozy, flavorful and interesting. Deliciously orange, smoky and refreshing. Good answer Diego!
0,25 oz Ricard Pastis (to rinse glass with)
1 oz Lillet Blanc
1 oz mezcal
1 oz Aperol
Rinse a tumbler glass with Ricard. Stir all other ingredients with fresh ice and strain into the glass. Garnish with zest from lemon and lime.