Polar Bear Cocktail Recipe

Crafted combining with the smokiness of Mezcal, herbal, sweet, and botanical notes for an unforgettable taste experience we present to you the Polar Bear Cocktail.

This recipe promises to deliver a delightful adventure that journeys through flavors and traditions with the Polar Bear Cocktail

Polar Bear Ingredients

To craft the Polar Bear Cocktail you are going to need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of Mezcal
  • 3/4 ounce blanc vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce creme de menthe
  • 6 drops angelica tincture

Ingredients and Step by Step to Make the Angelica Tincture

Creating your own angelica tincture is a simple process that adds a unique, herbal depth to your cocktails. While you can purchase it, we recommend crafting your own Angelica Tincture for the most personalized touch:


  • 2 ounces dried angelica root
  • 12 ounces Everclear

Step by Step:

  • Combine the dried angelica root and Everclear in a Mason jar.
  • Seal the jar tightly and let it stand for 48 hours, away from direct sunlight.
  • Twice a day, give the jar a gentle shake to mix the ingredients.
  • After 48 hours, strain the mixture through a coffee filter.
  • Transfer the filtered tincture to a dropper bottle for easy use.

Polar Bear Recipe Step by Step

Here’s the easy Step by Step guide to craft this amazing cocktail:

  • Fill a mixing glass with ice to chill.
  • Pour 1 1/2 ounces of Mezcal, 3/4 ounce blanc vermouth, 1/2 ounce creme de menthe, and 6 drops of the angelica tincture into the glass.
  • Stir the mixture gently until well-chilled.
  • Strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe or martini glass.
  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or a lemon twist for an extra touch of elegance.

Variations on the Polar Bear Cocktail

Here are some variations of the Polar Bear Cocktail:

Herbal Polar Bear

You can substitute the blanc vermouth with a dry vermouth and add a dash of green Chartreuse for an herbaceous kick.

Frosty Bear

Replace the creme de menthe with creme de cacao for a chocolatey twist. Perfect for those who prefear sweeter cocktails. We recommend adding crushed ice in a blender and drinking this version as if it were a frozen shake.

Spicy Bear

Add a slice of jalapeño or a dash of chili tincture to the mix for those who like it hot. It is no secret that spiciness and smokiness mix perfectly.

Arctic Bear

 Use a splash of coconut cream and a pinch of sea salt instead of creme de menthe for a creamy, savory version.

Best Mezcal to Pair with the Polar Bear Cocktail

Del Maguey Vida Muertos Mezcal stands out as a perfect selection for the Polar Bear cocktail. Its lively, smoky, and fruity essence beautifully enhances the cocktail’s herbal and botanical notes, taking the drink to unparalleled levels.