Smoke & Mirrors

Smoke & Mirrors
Photo by Aaron Graubart

Recipe courtesy Experimental Cocktail Club, Paris

Inspired by the classic Blood & Sand cocktail, this drink uses mezcal for its smoky flavor, which marries well with the grapefruit juice.

  • 1 ounce mezcal (ECC recommends Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal)
  • 1 ounce Cherry Heering
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • Orange peel

In a cocktail shaker, combine the first four ingredients with ice. Shake well, and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Squeeze the orange peel over the top to release its oils, then discard.

Published on April 6, 2016
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Kara Newman 
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Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She’s the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip., NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening and Cocktails With a Twist, released August 2019. Email:

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