This neon pink cocktail smacks you with fruit- notes of watermelon, bubblegum, licorice, and smoke.
- 1 1/2 oz mezcal
- 1/2 prickly pear (scoop out pulp, discard peel)
- 1/2 oz hibiscus tea
- 1/2 oz star anise syrup (follow simple syrup recipe, adding 4 star anise pods during boil- let infuse overnight)
- 1/4 lime
To cocktail tin, add mezcal, pear, tea, star anise syrup, and juice from 1/4 lime. Add ice, lock tins, and shake well. Fill a rocks glass with ice. Double strain cocktail-using hawthorne strainer and fine mesh sieve, over prepared glass. Garnish with lime wheel and star anise pod.