Spicy, tart, and just a bit herbaceous, this is a refreshing way to serve smokey and rich mezcal. Sort of like a man smoking a cigar in a panama hat and white linen. Mysterious, masculine, but totally summer ready.
3 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
1/2 teaspoon green tabasco
1 ounce mezcal
1/2 ounce chartreuse
1 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Muddle the mint leaves and tabasco in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the remaining ingredients, fill with ice, and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Pour everything into a tumbler, garnish with mint.