For being a rather unfussy cocktail to make, the PT1 has plenty of complexity at a closer look. The fennel and mint notes of the Strega liqueur (whose yellow color comes from its saffron) mingle well with the artichoke-based Cynar liqueur and the smoky sweetness of the Monte Alban Mezcal, leaving a tremendously balanced cocktail to help carry us out of another Michigan winter and into April, a.k.a. Winter Lite.
1 1/2 oz Monte Alban Mezcal (smoky agave)
3/4 oz Liquore Strega
3/4 oz Cynar (artichoke based amoro)
Cedar chips, for smoke
Ignite cedar chips and place snifter over the smoldering wood to catch the smoke. In an iced strainer, stir the Monte Alban, Strega and Cynar, then strain into smoked snifter.
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