With plenty of plum and tannin, Solstice brings a heavy hit of acid and texture to the glass (not to mention a medley of savory herbs).  To temper it, we added the aged smoke of mezcal reposado and the sweetly poised bitterness of D.C.-local Ciccio e Figli’s Cerasum.  The resulting cocktail is a taught balance of impact and atmosphere, a momentary experience, much like the blooming of the cherry blossoms. 


  • 1 oz Los Amantes Mezcal Reposado
  • 1 oz Artemisia Solstice 
  • 1 oz Ciccio e Figli Cerasum 
  • 1 oz honey syrup (recipe below)
  • Brandied cherry, for garnish


    1. Make the honey syrup:  combine ½ cup water and ½ cup honey in a saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring.  Once fully combined, remove from the heat and cool completely.  Store chilled. 
    2. Combine the mezcal, Solstice, Cerasum, and honey syrup in a shaker over ice and stir to combine.  
    3. Strain into a Nick and Nora Glass and garnish with the brandied cherry.
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