The ideal companion for desert sunset watching. (pictured right)Gather Journal Desert Dweller Cocktail
Aromatic sage liqueur and prickly-pear preserves give this mezcal refresher by Pamela and Christina Dylag, of Las Vegas’s Velveteen Rabbit, a desert feel.
makes 1 cocktail (pictured right)
Place all ingredients into a shaker glass filled with ice. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a sage leaf. (Slap the leaf to release the aromatics).
Simple syrup: Bring equal parts water and sugar to a simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar, then cool and chill.