With gratitude to Misty Kalkofen (goddess of mescal) for the inspiration.
Mansana de Mañana
1 oz Basque Apple Cider simple syrup 1 1/4 oz Mescal 1/2 oz lime juice (half a lime) 1 cardamom pod, pinch of cinnamon
Muddled cardamom in shaker. Add ice, remaining ingredients. Shake well.
Strain into ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with pinch of cinnamon and apple slice.
Smokey, slightly sweet and appley.
If you don't have hard apple cider of some sort on hand, use apple liqueur or even fresh apple cider might work.