Make your at-home celebrations a little classier with this Halloween-inspired cocktail from Death and Taxes. Queen West’s newest watering hole was named after a phrase in a 1726 Daniel Defoe book called The Political History of The Devil and this special Halloween tipple, entitled History of the Devil, is a cheeky nod to the book.
“The decadent blood red colour of the cocktail and the smokiness from the mescal plays on the 'devil like' presentation and taste,” says cocktail creator Mark Ejack.
Try this recipe for yourself at home (but we won't blame you if you take the easy route and order it straight from the bar).
Death & Taxes' History of the Devil
¾ oz Los Siete Misterios Doba Yej mezcal
¾ oz Olmeca Altos
¼ oz Crème de mure
½ oz lemon juice
½ oz simple syrup
Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.