VG GF AF

Dorothy Elizabeth, Standby | Detroit, MI

VG GF AF cocktail

“I am consistently trying to make everyone that sits down at Standby the healthiest cocktail imaginable,” says head bartender Dorothy Elizabeth, “It’s my stealth mission to saturate alcohol with antioxidants and vitamin C.” Here, she marries mezcal with bright and bitter arugula, then shakes the mixture with fresh bell peppers, in what she aptly describes as a “pseudo-healthy creation.”

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces mezcal, preferably Del Maguey Vida
  • 1 ounce ginger syrup or liqueur, preferably Kings Ginger (see Editor's Note)
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 7 dashes Bittermens Hellfire Habanero Shrub
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 to 4 quartered pieces of bell pepper
  • 1 handful arugula

Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
  2. Strain into a Collins glass over ice.
Editor's Note

Ginger Syrup:
Blend two parts sugar with one part ginger juice.

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Mezcal

(n.) A Mexican spirit distilled from the agave plant with a distinctive smoky character (technically, tequila is a type of mezcal). In the 16th century, Spanish conquistadors began distilling mezcal from pulque, an agave-based fermented beverage created by the Aztec. Tequila was later refined in the 18th century to be only from blue agave plants [...] More A-Z →