Lust for Life


  • 1½ ounces Del Maguey Vida mezcal
  • ¾ ounce Lustau Palo Cortado Peninsula sherry
  • ¾ ounce orgeat syrup
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce pineapple juice
  • Cocoa powder for dusting


Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin, add ice, and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass over a large chunk of ice. Garnish with a light dusting of cocoa powder.

Published in “Mezcal: The History, Craft & Cocktails of the World’s Ultimate Artisanal Spirit” by Emma Janzen (Voyager Press, 2017)

Joaquin Simo, Ouring Ribbobs, New York City