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A Smoky Summer Cocktail

The bittersweet flavors of the Mezcal inspired the name for this unique cocktail. With lots of ingredients grown in the gardens at Fearrington, to the combinations of fennel, gentian root and sea salt, this cocktail is not for the faint of heart.

Smoky Summer Cocktail
Mezcal’s
origins in Oaxaca inspired the name for this cocktail. The flavors and aromatics from Salers Gentian Root Liqueur, a gentian root commonly used in making bitters lend a bittersweet profile. The fennel frond syrup made in-house carries these flavors and also gives an appealing green hue to the cocktail. The sea salt accents the smoky flavors of the mescal, as well as the bitter sweet flavors from the gentian root and fennel frond.

Savor the last bit of summer and enjoy this cocktail at The Fearrington House Restaurant!

– Chetan Reddy, Sommelier

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