I made a fantastic cocktail from a nonalcoholic cocktail book called ZERO—from the talented folks over at the Aviary cocktail book—and had some extra ginger syrup left over. I wondered what ginger would taste like with mezcal and tested it out in this riff on a margarita. It. Is. Amazing.
2 oz Fidencio mezcal
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz ginger syrup
6 Starbucks Caffe Verona coffee beans
Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Shake until well chilled. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.