Created at Trick Dog in San Francisco in 2013, the Polar Bear is a riff on the classic Stinger Cocktail. While Mezcal and Créme de Menthe may not seem like natural allies, with. a little Blanc Vermouth and Angelica Tincture (which can be swapped out for Celery Bitters) this drink just works.
Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker (yes, this is a shaken cocktail) and strain into a chilled glass.
Angelica Tincture – Combine 2 oz Angelica Root and 16oz of a neutral overproof spirit in a glass jar to infuse for two weeks before straining. Will last indefinitely at room temperature. Note – of Angelica Root is hard to come by a couple of dashes of Celery Bitters can be used instead.
This recipe is taken from Robert Simonson’s book Mezcal & Tequila Cocktails