Naked and Famous

Recipe: Naked and Famous (serves one)

  • 3/4 oz. mezcal
  • 3/4 oz. yellow Chartreuse
  • 3/4 oz. Aperol
  • 3/4 oz. lime juice

Shake liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into cocktail glass.

The Naked and Famous caught our eye when it was featured in Imbibe magazine. The article described it as a descendant of the Last Word; it also reminds us of the Gran Vía, in that it pairs mezcal with a red Italian aperitif.

This cocktail is perfect for Halloween for two reasons. First, it’s orange. Second, it was created at the New York bar Death & Co. (also the origin of the Final Ward). We’ve heard about Death & Co. and wondered about the name: turns out it’s both a nod to a detective story by Dashiell Hammett, and a reference to the idea that drinking alcohol meant “keeping company with death”. Like the bar’s founders, we prefer to think of it as a way to celebrate living. They also have a Los Angeles location, that we plan to check out when things are more normal.

For some very different Halloween cocktails, take a look at the Poison Apple or the Zombie Bride.

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