Who doesn’t want a cocktail named after them? Like Paula and Nicole, this cocktail is very interesting, while also sweet, balanced, and complex.
Mezcal is an amazing spirit. It is the scotch of tequila, but plays a little bit more nicely when it comes to cocktails. It can be hard to find, but it is worthwhile to pick up a bottle when you stumble across it. In Vancouver, try Legacy Liquor in Olympic Village.
The apple bitters I’ve used in this recipe were homemade. You can find apple bitters in specialty liquor stores, or better yet make them yourself! Other fruity bitters would work as well with the mezcal.
1 oz Mezcal
1/2 oz Amaro
5 dashes apple bitters
1/2 egg white
1/4 oz honey
1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake well, strain into coupe glass and garnish with an apple slice.