The Elevated Craft Team
In this week's Friday Buzz email, we present to the Good Cork which was originally created by veteran New York City bartender Phil Ward. With notes of smoke and spice, this cocktail is a simple, seasonal sipper. It is also perfect for batching ahead of time for any holiday gatherings with family and friends.
(Originally published 12/16/22)
1 oz. Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
1 oz. Mezcal
½ oz. Benedictine
2 dashes Noir bitters (optional)
1 large clear ice cube
Apple slices for garnish
Build this directly in your Hybrid Cocktail Glass!
Add the whiskey, mezcal, benedictine, and bitters to the glass.
Add 1 large ice cube and stir to chill.
Garnish with apple slices.
If you don't already have mezcal, this cocktail is an excellent excuse to pick up a bottle. We recommend embracing the smoke when you are shopping for mezcal. It may take a while for you to warm up to drinking it neat, but when a cocktail calls for mezcal, you will want the flavor to shine through.