The Smokin' Word

Photo: John Lee; Styling: Karen Shinto

Take super-smoky mezcal, throw in a hit of cherries, and you've got one bold drink--The Smokin' Word.

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  • 3/4 ounce mezcal (very smoky)
  • 3/4 ounce Luxardo maraschino liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce Chartreuse
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Brandy-soaked dark cherries


  1. Put a handful of ice in a cocktail shaker and add mezcal, Luxardo, Chartreuse, and lime juice. Shake, and strain into a martini glass or coupe. Garnish with a cherry or two.
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