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Courtesy of The Bar at The Spectator Hotel, Charleson, South Carolina, this cocktail plays a double role, transforming as its custom ice sphere melts. Filled with a mini-cocktail of its own, the ice adds dark berry and earthy flavors, as well as a slightly spicy back note.

INGREDIENTS

  • ¾ oz. Montelobos Mezcal
  • ¾ oz. Yellow Chartreuse
  • ½ oz. Licor 43
  • ½ oz. pineapple juice
  • ¾ oz. lime juice
  • Spicy Pomegranate Ice Ball (recipe below)
  • Garnish: lemon wheel skewered with a brandied cherry

DIRECTIONS

Combine all cocktail ingredients in a shaker tin, add ice, and shake vigorously. Strain and pour into a rocks glass. Gently add ice ball and garnish with lemon wheel skewered with brandied cherry.

Spicy Pomegranate Ice Ball

  • 3½ oz. pomegranate juice
  • ¼ oz. Milagro Silver Tequila
  • ¼ oz. Giffard Crème de Mûre
  • ¼ oz. Ancho Reyes liqueur
  • ¼ oz. Highwire Southern Amaro
  • ¼ oz. blackberry purée
  • ¼ oz. lime juice
  • Small pinch cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients into mixing cup or other vessel and stir thoroughly. Pour into ice ball molds. Allow to freeze for 24 hours.

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