Catch the Gato

Ashleigh Hamilton, Wiggly Bridge Distillery, York, ME

“I enjoy spicy-smoky cocktails, but I didn’t want too much spice or smoke so I made sure to balance with the strawberries and prosecco.”

.5 oz (15 ml) fresh grapefruit juice

6 to 8 thin jalapeño slices

2 strawberries

1 barspoon sugar

.25 oz (7.5 ml) Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur

.75 oz (22.5 ml) Del Maguey Vida Single Village Mezcal

.5 barspoon Marie Brizard Cassis de Dijon

Moletto Prosecco, to top

1 orange twist, as garnish

Muddle the grapefruit juice, jalapeño, strawberries, and sugar in a shaker. Add the remaining ingredients. Shake over ice, and double-strain into a chilled coupe. Top with a splash of prosecco and add the garnish.

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