We were going for a horror themed cocktail list and this Tequila/Mezcal drink is my paean
to Dario Argento’s 70’s classic ‘Suspiria’
0.75 oz El Jimador Reposado Tequila
0.5 oz Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
0.5 oz Aperol
0.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
0.5 oz Cinnamon-Clove Syrup
0.25 oz Dry Vermouth
Spritz of Absinthe (in glass)
Shake everything with ice and fine strain into a cocktail coupe that’s been spritzed with Absinthe. Garnish with a lime wedge.
* Cinnamon-Clove Syrup
- 2 cups Water
- 2 cups Granulated Sugar
- 2 Cinnamon sticks (crushed)
- 2 tsp Whole cloves
Crush Cinnamon sticks with a mallet/muddling stick, add to medium saucepan along with cloves, water, and sugar over medium-low heat. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved then turn off heat. Let cinnamon and cloves steep for 15-20 minutes more then, once cool, strain out solids into a container. This syrup should keep 2-3 weeks refrigerated.
You wanted to kill me! You wanted to kill me! What are you gonna do now, huh? Now death is coming for you! You wanted to kill Helena Markos! Hell is behind that door! You're going to meet death now... the LIVING DEAD!