The Rusty Coa
Adapted from a recipe by Andres Aleman
2 oz. Don Amado Rustico mezcal
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. Simple syrup (he called for agave nectar/I think that stuff is silly)
1/2 oz. Apple cider vinegar (he called for white but, Apple Cider is way tastier)
3-4 dashes of hot sauce (he called for 'habanero', I used Valentina)
Pinch of kosher salt
Combine all ingredients, except club soda, and shake with ice. Strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice, top with soda and garnish with a lime zest (he said lemon peel and fresh mint sprig but I didn't have any mint and I had already cut the lime).
This is a really delicious drink; it is refreshing and interesting. Nice work Andres.