Oaxacan Potion – Fine & Rare, NYC

Oaxan Potion

Sweet tart with a spicy finish, the Oaxacan Potion is one of Fine & Rare’s most popular cocktails, and for good reason. The cilantro infused mezcal gives the drink a unique and savory taste that you usually don’t get from a sweet and spicy agave cocktail.

Located in bustling Midtown Manhattan, Fine & Rare is the place to go for delicious food and hard-to-find spirits, alongside some of New York’s best cocktails. If you’re looking to indulge in the middle of it all, this is the place to be, and you can’t go wrong with the Oaxacan Potion:

Oaxacan Potion

  • 1 1/2 oz cilantro infused mezcal*
  • 1/2 oz spicy habanero agave**
  • 1/2 oz Maraschino liquor
  • 3/4 oz lime juice 
  • 1 oz egg white
  • Spray of absinthe 
  • Garnish with some chilly threads and smoked 

Take all ingredients and pour them into a shaker. Dry shake/shake without ice. Then add ice and shake again. Strain into glass. One spray of absinthe from an atomizer. Garnish with chilly threads.

* Place ¾ cup of cilantro leaves into the bottom of a 1.5 Pint Mason Jar. Fill the rest of the jar with a mezcal of your choice (we recommend an espadin) and seal with a lid.  Give the mixture a good shake to distribute ingredients, and let sit in a cool dark place for three to four hours, shaking occasionally. After three-four hours, strain ingredients out through a fine mesh strainer, and place your infused mezcal into a sealed jar.

** In a small saucepan over medium heat add the agave, sliced habanero, and water. Heat to steaming but not boiling, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Strain out the habanero pieces and seeds.

Store in a glass container. Will keep in the refrigerator for 3 weeks.

Pro Tip: Wear gloves. The oil from habanero peppers tends to stay on your hands even after washing.

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