Cocktail O’Clock: Breaking The Law

August is known for vacations. For hot, lazy days. And honestly, there’s really nothing better to do than get into some trouble. It’s fine. August is meant for mistakes.

Try this criminal cocktail from The Summit Bar in New York City.

Breaking The Law

1 oz Don Amado Reposado Mezcal
1 oz Dimmi Italian Cordial
3/4 oz Chipotle Agave
3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Lime Zest for Garnish

Muddle cucumber slice with orange bitters in a Collins (tall) glass. Using cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake spirits and lime juice, and strain into serving glass. Top with soda, and garnish with fresh lime zest.

Find more summer-y cocktail ideas in Endless Cocktails.

(Photo: Summit Bar)

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  • erica August 11, 2011  

    chipotle agave? you make that yourself or get it somewhere?

  • gansie August 16, 2011  


    finally got the chipotle agave recipe for ya

    1. Remove seeds from 2 oz whole dried chipotle peppers
    2. Toast de-seeded peppers in saucepan
    3. Add .5 quart of agave nectar and .5 quart of water
    4. Bring to a boil
    5. Turn off heat and let sit for 15 minutes
    6. Put mixture into blender and puree
    7. Strain through a fine mesh

  • erica August 16, 2011  

    whoa! thanks 🙂

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