Roger Kongkham of Supperland in Charlotte, N.C., crafts Holiday Cheer, a bold blend of Del Maguey Vida mezcal and Muddy River coconut rum, with zesty lime, tamarind and intricate accents of mole bitters and saline tincture, all crowned with a Cheerwine Holiday Punch floater and a star anise garnish for a festive, smoky-sweet symphony.



Add all ingredients (except Cheerwine Holiday Punch) to a cocktail tin and shake. Strain over fresh ice. Top with Holiday Cheerwine Punch floater and star anise.