Fire! In this cocktail… I’ve been thinking about shooting some fire for a while and since I make and shoot 99% of these cocktails alone I thought I would take it easy(ish) on myself and do the Granny Smith cocktail from the Aviary Cocktail Book, and hope that I didn't set my house on fire. It was fine and I got to experiment with some moodier lighting, so that was fun. Now to come up with my own recipe!
There were some slight variations from the original recipe, usually I try to replicate these Aviary cocktails exactly, buuuuut I’ve managed to accrue quite the collection of Alcohol and since I happened to have both Mezcal and Tequila blanco in my bar right now I couldn't really be bothered to go out and find the exact right bottles. I also substituted the simple syrup with Agave Syrup and cut the quantity in half. Why would I do that you ask? Well, I’m doing what I like to think of as a 30 day reset, no refined sugar, processed foods or alcohol (except obviously I drank this cocktail and there’s a tiny bit of sugar in the apple juice…oops). This is just me being transparent and you should feel free to follow the original recipe.
2 oz. apple juice (use the recipe from the Aviary Cocktail Book)
1 1/2 oz. Espolón Tequila Blanco
1/2oz. El Silencio Mezcal
1/4 oz. Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz. Lemon juice
1/8 oz. Agave syrup
Small Sage bunch
Combine all in ingredients except the sage in a Perlini shaker with ice. Carbonate as per instructions and then shake for 10 seconds and let rest for 30 seconds. Pour into a tall glass with ice. Dip sage into some Green Chartreuse and garnish cocktail, lite and let it burn out naturally.