Bar Manager Jared Mort
Mort and Copper Gillespie created six smoky cocktails for La Cuevita's menu. Mort has been bartending for 10 years.
Berry Smash ($9)
Named for its primary ingredients, the easy-drinking Berry Smash is a combination of fresh berries, Tito’s Vodka, creme de cassis, lemon, and mint.
Mole Manhattan ($12)
The Mole Manhattan, made with Old Overholt Rye, Carpano Antica, creme de cacao, chocolate chili bitters, and Hellfire Bitters, is a slightly spicy take on the Manhattan, with a hint of Mexican flare.
A mixture of roasted poblano peppers, Clamato, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, fresh lime, Corona beer, and a house-smoked salt rim. Think of it as a mezcal Bloody Mary lightened with beer.
La Cuevita ($11)
The bar's namesake drink starts with Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal, which is a combination of unfermented syrup of the roast agave and mezcal. The cocktail is sweetened with agave and St. Germain elderflower liqueur, and Fever Tree ginger beer. A touch of lime keeps it fresh and tart.
Inspired by the Mexican chile-covered candy Super Pinaleta, the Pinaleta is the smokiest of all the drinks on the cocktail menu. It is made with Bacardi 8-year rum, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, cayenne pineapple gomme syrup, passion fruit juice, and fresh lime.