This is a variant of the Lawn Dart, a tangy and refreshing but complexly-flavored cocktail created by Sean Hoard and published in The PDT Cocktail Book. My version has a sharp tongue from jalapeño, and mezcal imparts the smoke of burning male ego. —dinner at ten
What You'll Need
mezcal (I used Fidencio Clásico)
gin (I used Junipero)
jalapeño pepper, seeds, stem, and ribs removed
(garnish) hot sauce, whatever you have in your bag
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the pepper with agave nectar and lime juice until it's somewhat pulpy.
Add the remaining ingredients except for hot sauce, plus enough ice to stack to the surface of the liquid, and shake until well chilled (about 20 seconds).
Strain (through a fine strainer if you have one, to catch the pepper bits) into a chilled collins glass filled with ice.