3/4 oz Bénédictine
1/4 oz Del Maguey Minero Mezcal (Mezcal Vida)
1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
2 dash Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a flamed lemon twist.
Two Wednesdays ago, I was flipping through Gary Regan's 101 Best New Cocktails 2012 and spotted the Last Caress from Dan Carlson of Saul in Brooklyn. The combination of rye and mezcal has worked well before in drinks like the Red Ant and the Racketter, so I was willing to give this one a try.