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Drink: Arinato

The Arinato introduces, perhaps, a new side to mezcal. We’re all familiar with its bold taste, but this cocktail proves mezcal can be subtle and elegant. While its characteristic smokiness remains, it tastes more like a vodka. The mezcal is muted, but far from muzzled. However, if you find yourself in particularly glitzy mood, kick up the flavor by adding a little more Chartreuse and some grapefruit juice.


  • 1½ oz. mezcal
  • ¾ oz. Lillet Blanc
  • ½ oz. dry vermouth
  • ¼ oz. Yellow Chartreuse
  • ½ tsp. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • Grapefruit twist for garnish


  1. Add all the ingredients, except the grapefruit twist, to a mixing glass with ice and stir.
  2. Strain over a large ice cube in a rocks glass.
  3. Express the grapefruit twist over the drink and then rest the twist on the cube in the glass.