Mixed Blessing

This refreshing, summery cocktail is a study in balance; the salt, explains McDonnell, “is not a flavor. It’s a knob—you’re using it to tune the other ingredients.” Recipe by Duggan McDonnell
June 30, 2016


Place ice in a cocktail shaker and add remaining ingredients. Shake, then strain over fresh ice cubes into a tall glass and garnish with a lime wheel or grapefruit triangle.

In Aspen, Grog Shop and Of Grape and Grain sell limited quantities of pisco; to order online, check out The Whisky Exchange.

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  • Ice
  • 1 ounce Campo de Encanto or other high-quality pisco
  • 1 ounce Don Julio Tequila Blanco
  • ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
  • ¾ ounce salted honey syrup (2 parts honey to 1 part warm water; add a dash of Kosher salt and stir until dissolved; allow to cool before using)
  • ½ ounce Pamplemousse Rose liqueur
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