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Tip Your Bartender: LUCA, Lancaster, PA

May 07, 2020

Story: Punch Staff

art: Nick Hensley

Luca’s Pompeii elevates the Margarita template with two types of amaro for a juicy, smoky and bittersweet cocktail.

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Daniel Zeiders, LUCA | Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Luca’s Pompeii elevates the Margarita template with a split base of tequila and mezcal, and two types of amaro (Cardamaro and Sfumato) for a juicy, smoky and bittersweet cocktail.

1 ¼ ounces Cazadores Bianco tequila
¼ ounce mezcal
1 ounce grapefruit juice
½ ounce simple syrup (1:1)
½ ounce Cardamaro
¼ ounce Sfumato

Garnish: grapefruit wedge (discarded), lava salt

Prepare a rocks glass by rimming the edge with a grapefruit wedge and rolling the exterior on a plate of lava salt until desired level of garnish is achieved. Add ice to your prepared glass and gently pour the Sfumato over the ice.

Add the remaining ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice to the shaker, and shake until chilled. Strain into the rocks glass, where the cocktail will create a layered effect with the layer of Sfumato sitting on the bottom.

Order ingredients for this cocktail for delivery via Drizly.

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