Naked and Famous: The Potent Mezcal Cocktail With an Herbaceous Bite
Today, we introduce the Naked and Famous.
This is an herbaceous, mezcal-heavy take on the Aperol Spritz created by bartender Joaquín Simó at the renowned Death and Co in New York City. Its maker describes it as a “bastard love child” of the chartreuse-forward Last Word cocktail and the Aperol-tinted Paper Plane. How this new cocktail got the name “Naked and Famous,” we haven’t the slightest clue.
Though the recipe boasts only 4 ingredients, each is quite different than the last. A good Naked and Famous pairs the smoky profile of mezcal with flavors of citrus, honey, anise and more.
Best of all, this is an equal-parts mix cocktail! Easy to make at home, feel free to change the proportions of this recipe to whatever quantity fits the occasion.
Without further ado:
The Naked and Famous
- 2 oz Mezcal
- 2 oz yellow or green Chartreuse
- 2 oz Aperol
- 2 oz Lime Juice
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, and shake until cold.
- Strain into a cocktail glass and enjoy!
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