3/4 oz Suze Gentian Liqueur (Salers)
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Mezcal (Montelobos)
2 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)
Stir with ice, strain into an absinthe-rinsed coupe (Herbsaint), and garnish with lemon oil.
Two Saturdays ago, I turned to Food & Wine: Cocktails 2015 and spotted the Mum's the Word. I was quite surprised that this creation by Shannon Ponche of Manhattan's Mayahuel was not a Last Word variation like the Word to Your Mom. Instead, it was a blanc vermouth-driven aperitif or shim (although the Benedictine besides the mezcal is also rather proofy).