An original by yours truly.
I'm not normally a big vodka person, but after attending a seminar with St. George Spirits early last year and sampling their Green Chile Vodka, I knew it belonged in my bar. My first thoughts were how I wanted to pair it with mezcal.
In this drink, smokiness from the mezcal combines with green chile pepper and pineapple flavors, reminiscent of grilled kabobs in the summer.
1.5 oz St. George Green Chile Vodka
.5 oz Del Maguey Vida mezcal
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz Liber & Co pineapple gum syrup
1 dash Bittermens Boston Bittahs
Combine/shake all ingredients with ice, strain into Nick & Nora glass.
The above recipe I found to be the most balanced... but feel free to up the Vida to 3/4oz for more smokey flavors, or sub in Chichicapa for even more pepper notes.