1½ ounces reposado Tequila (Ward recommends 7 Leguas)
½ ounce Laird’s 100-proof apple brandy
½ ounce pear liqueur (Rothman & Winter Orchard Pear is recommended)
1 teaspoon mescal
Combine Tequila, apple brandy and pear liqueur in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir for 20 seconds. Pour mescal into a chilled rocks glass and swirl to coat the inside surface; discard excess. Strain cocktail into mescal-rinsed glass.
This recipe first appeared in W&S August 2009.