Gusano’s Delight

ancho reyes, mezcal
Gusano's Delight presented by Cocktail Detour


Just because it’s a vegetable-based cocktail it doesn’t have to be a Bloody Mary. This Gusano’s Delight is made with avocado and it is that base that gives the cocktail a smooth texture and a very earthy and pleasant flavor. With mezcal being the base spirit you’re in for a smoky experience which is then nicely complemented by the spicy Ancho Reyes liqueur.⁠

Gusano’s Delight

Recipe by Craig Schoettler & Marshall Altier⁠


2 oz mezcal⁠
0,5 oz Ancho Reyes chile liqueur⁠
1,5 oz avocado-cilantro purée⁠
1 oz lime juice⁠
0,75 oz agave nectar⁠
2 dashes saline solution⁠


Vigorously shake all ingredients with fresh ice and strain into a coupe rimmed with a dark salt. (Make the avocado-cilantro purée by blending 1 cup of chopped avocado, 0,5 oz of fresh lime juice, and ⅛ to ¼ cup cilantro leaves (to taste) until puréed. Store refrigerated for up to one week).⁠



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