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Uncle Buck

Uncle Buck

Where there's smoke, there's mezcal. 

Confession: I used to hate mezcal. In an effort to acclimate myself to it, I started subbing in mezcal in tequila-based drinks little by little. So if a recipe called for 2 oz tequila (or mezcal), I’d use 1 oz blanco tequila and 1 oz mezcal. Happy to say it worked and I really enjoy mezcal now, so if you're on the fence about it, give this method a try. 

This is one of my go-to cocktails when I'm in the mood for something refreshing but still packed with layers of flavor. 

UNCLE BUCK

  • 1.25 oz Mezcal (or Tequila, per the original recipe)
  • .75 oz pineapple juice
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • 1 barspoon Green Chartreuese

Original recipe via @liquordotcom

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake. Fine strain into a collins glass with cube ice. Add a straw and garnish with a pineapple frond, grilled pineapple chunk and Luxardo cherry for a nice mid-drink snack. (pro tip: don't eat the pineapple frond)

PS - In case you're a youngin' and don't know, Uncle Buck was a classic 80s movie starring the late great John Candy. If you haven't seen it, give it a watch.

Cheers!

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