- Sean Hansen
"It's a rearranged riff on the 1970's neo-Tiki drink called the Jungle Bird," Rosenmeier says. "Smoky mezcal is rounded out by fresh fruit juices and amped up with a spicy kick from the ginger syrup, while being elevated and balanced by Cynar, a bitter artichoke liqueur. Aptly named after my favorite record at the moment by The Replacements."
An anonymous Chronogram staffer describes the drink as "smoky but refreshing—perfect for a transitional season." Bottoms up folks.
- 2 oz. Mezcal (Josh recommends VIDA de San Luis Del Rio)
- 3 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 3/4 oz. Lime Juice
- 3/4 oz. Ginger Syrup*
- 1/4 oz. Cynar
- *Combine equal parts cold-pressed ginger juice and white sugar to make the syrup
- Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake vigorously.
- Strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice.