Dark Rabbit

Dark Rabbit Cocktail

Our tasters nicknamed this sipper The Retox Cocktail. It’s an affectionate reference to the drink’s delightful good-bad balance. It’s full of nutrient-rich carrots and celery, lightly sweetened with agave nectar — and then, just when you’re feeling good about your choices, it drops a luxuriously smoky mezcal finish. It’s refreshing and warming, and it totally works.

We also like it because it’s such an easy drink to whip together — you can buy the veggie juice, and you don’t have to make a simple syrup. Plus, it’s got the kind of easy drinkability that suits every meal, from Sunday brunch to Taco Tuesday and Friday night cocktails.

Word to the wise: don’t be fooled by this drink’s down-to-earth, juice-bar vibe; it’s quite boozy.

Our tip: We really liked the El Silencio Espadín in the drink — its roasted figs, charred stone fruits, and earthy potato notes were just right in the cocktail.

Servings: 1


Smoked salt

2 oz El Silencio Espadín

½ oz agave nectar

½ oz fresh lime juice

1 oz celery juice

1 oz carrot juice

Ice cubes and crushed ice

Lime or dehydrated celery chips for garnish


  1. Rub a lime slice around the outer rim of a glass.

  2. Place the smoked salt in a dish, and dip the cocktail glass in it to coat the rim with the salt. Set aside.

  3. In a shaker filled with ice cubes, combine all of the cocktail ingredients, and give them a good shake.

  4. Pour the cocktail into the prepared glass, add the crushed ice, and garnish with a lime wheel or dehydrated celery chip.

Recipe source: El Silencio