My friend and I, already a bit tipsy from drinks at dinner, decided to go two rounds. First round, the Selena Fizz (left in below photo) and Smoked Palomino (bigger glass on the right with a straw). The SF is made with blanco tequila, elderflower, grapefruit, lime, egg white, soda and a splash of orange bitters. Just the right tartness with a refreshing frothy finish. The SM tastes as it's named: smokey. The drink is made with Amontillado sherry, crema de mezcal, grapefruit, lime and a salted rim. A surprising taste that grew on me with every sip but definitely takes a bit of getting used to.
Second round, Sunset Park (left below) and R' Cobbler (right below). The SP is almost like a Manhattan made with tequila, with reposado tequila, dry vermouth and marschino. A solid, pure, no fuss drink that allows the tequila to shine. The RC combines blanco tequila with campari and mole bitters which had a very distinct taste. Both excellent.
Considering we only tried about 1/50th of the tome that is Mayahuel's impressive menu of options (not to mention any off menu items or bespoke drinks from the bartender...I mean mixologist) I am already scheming my next visit. And having experienced what can actually be achieved with this complex liquor when used in the right way, I have a new appreciation for tequila and mezcal. Let's just say I am so over margaritas.