When this drink was created by Erick Castro at Polite Provisions in 2019, he used a ‘grasshopper salt rim’ (with sea salt and dehydrated grasshoppers). As grasshoppers (dehydrated or otherwise) are not always easy to find, we suggest just using sea salt. Either way, the mix of Mezcal, Sweet Vermouth, Strega and Grapefruit Bitters creates a drink that’s beautifully loaded.
“While a nightcape is usually drunk at the end of the night as a way to unwind, Vanessa often used the drink as a jumping off point to discuss everything from philosophy to popular culture. Well-read and surprisingly eloquent (especially with a few Mezcals under her belt), there are few who would not say ‘that girl is a pistol’ when describing her 2am soliloquies.”
Stir all ingredients in an ice-filled mixing glass and strain into an ice filled glass