Husky Voice

Husky Voice

  • 2.0 oz. Mezcal (Del Maguey Vida)
  • 0.5 oz. Nixta
  • 0.25 oz. Cardamaro
  • dash of Miracle Mile Chocolate Chili bitters

Shake with ice and strain into glass. Garnish or accompany with a bite of chocolate.

Here I just wanted to highlight the combination of mezcal with Nixta, an elote (corn) based liqueur. I found just a bit of Cardamaro brightened it up without detracting from the central corn and agave flavors, and the bitters offer just a hint of a spicy mole.

It took me a second in writing this to remember the reason for the name, but of course it is for the corn husk. A husk in combination with a throat stinging (in a good way) spirit resulted in the Husky Voice. Might lower your octave, but it tastes so good.

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