Jesus Malverde Cocktail Recipe From Bandolero

Named for Mexico's Robin Hood-like 18th-century hero-bandit, this smoky mezcal concoction at Bandolero is fittingly bold. Head mixologist Sam Babcock balances the spirit with lively juices, a punch of cilantro and a kick of long-lasting spice. For more 2012 Best Cocktail recipes, click here.

Recipe adapted from Bandolero, Washington, DC

Jesus Malverde
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Jesus Malverde from Bandolero, Washington, DC
  • 1¾ ounces mezcal, preferably Fidencio Classico mezcal
  • 1¼ ounces fresh cucumber juice
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • ½ ounce agave nectar
  • 5 drops hellfire bitters, preferably Pork Barrel or Bitterman's
  • Ice
  • 2 sprigs of cilantro
  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine mezcal, cucumber juice, lime juice, agave nectar, bitters and ice. Shake for 10 seconds. Double strain into an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice and garnish with sprigs of cilantro. Serve.
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