As much as it petrifies us to write this sentence, the Mayan apocalypse is slated to destroy the universe on December 21. Bummer? Definitely. Why not drink away your fears with a Mezcal cocktail created specifically for the world’s implosion by PDT’s managing partner and mixologist extraordinaire, Jim Meehan. This smooth drink is made with small-batch Sambra mezcal and finished off with lime, agave and bit of oregano. So cross your fingers, pray for tomorrow, and drink up.
The Drink: Mezcal Cocktail for the Mayan Apocalypse
The Bar: PDT
The Price: $15
The Ingredients: 2 oz Sombra Mezcal, 3/4 oz fresh lime juice, 3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse, 1 barspoon of agave nectar, 1 barspoon of Ricard Pastis, 17 fresh oregano leaves, or 4 sprigs.
The Method: Muddle the oregano with the lime juice and agave nectar. Add everything else, then ice. Shake and double strain into a chilled coupe (no garnish).
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 6, 2012