Pushing Up Daisies
This ombre pomegranate libation, made with smoky Mexican mezcal, gives a subtle nod to Day of the Dead celebrations. Much like tequila, mezcal is made from agave. But mezcal's smoky flavor comes from roasting agave hearts in an underground stone-lined firepit for several days before fermenting. See footnote for the recipe for pomegranate simple syrup.