Smoky Emerald

This clever concoction named Smoky Emerald surprises with an unexpected pairing of mezcal and Irish whiskey, creating a delightful fusion of flavors. The smoky notes from the mezcal complement the rich, complex character of the Irish whiskey, while the touch of Benedictine and dashes of Peychaud's bitters add depth and complexity to this unique libation. Garnished with a crisp apple slice, the Smoky Emerald is a sophisticated and intriguing cocktail fit for any occasion.

Smoky Emerald

The Smoky Emerald is a clever concoction that combines mezcal and Irish whiskey with a hint of Benedictine and dashes of Peychaud's bitters, garnished with an apple slice for a delightful fusion of flavors.

4.93 from 92 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins


  • 1 oz single pot still Irish whiskey
  • 1 oz mezcal
  • 1/2 oz Benedictine
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • Garnish: apple slice


  1. In a mixing glass with ice, combine the Irish whiskey, mezcal, Benedictine, and Peychaud's bitters.
  2. Stir the mixture until well-chilled.
  3. Strain the cocktail into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with a slice of apple.