Loves Labours Lost

From Dylan Macleod, Native Tongues Taqueria

2017 Jul/Aug

The smokey signature liquor of Mexico helps put a Latin American spin on everyone’s favourite party starter cocktail, the French 75.


  • 1 oz. Peloton de la Muerte mezcal
  • 1/2 oz. Peach Syrup (recipe follows)
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3 dashes Bittercube Cherry Bark Vanilla bitters
  • prosecco, enough to top up
  • lime peel for garnish


In a cocktail shaker, combine mezcal, peach syrup, lime juice and bitters.

Shake with ice, then fine-strain into a coupe or flute. Top with approximately 3 oz. of prosecco. Garnish with lime peel and serve.

Peach Syrup: combine 4 c. sliced peaches (fresh or frozen), 2 c. water and 2 c. sugar in a saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes. Cool with the peaches in it, then strain and store in the refrigerator to use as desired.

Makes one cocktail.