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Bull Ring Cocktail | Saveur

Spirits professional Shannon Mustipher’s riff on the classic Matador cocktail swaps out a quarter of the traditional tequila with a splash of mezcal, then sweetens the mix with zippy tepache, a Mexican-style fermented pineapple drink. Make your own, or look for a good-quality canned or bottled version (Bittermans is widely available). Featured in “Split-Base Cocktails …

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Scallop Aguachile with Mezcal and Pumpkin Seed Oil

Traditional Mexican aguachile typically includes a chilled serrano- or jalapeño-based sauce—hence the “chile” in name. For this version, wine and spirits expert Tammie Teclemariam replaces that peppery heat with mezcal, whose savory-smoky profile can conjure the effect of a fresh hot chile without overwhelming the sweet, delicate flavor of raw scallops. Pumpkin seed oil and …

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