Morning Bell

The Morning Bell cocktail
Morning Bell, by Justine Bock of Exeter's Bike Shed Theatre.

"This drink combines three of my absolute favourite ingredients, mezcal, Suze and umeshu," writes bartender Justine Bock of Exeter's Bike Shed Theatre. "I love a drink that
punches you in the mouth, and I think this drink does that. Called Morning Bell, it has a bite that'll wake you up, it's bittersweet and gutsy. The mezcal gives a hint of smoke and the silverskin rounds it off for a slightly savoury finish. As it's a cocktail comprised of my favourite things, the name's also a nod to my favourite band, Radiohead." To add a bit of acidity and salinity, Justine adds a barspoon of pickling brine from a jar of store-bought silverskin onions.


  • 40 milliliters Quiquiriqui Matalan Mezcal
  • 20 milliliters Suze
  • 20 milliliters Akashi Tai Shiraume Umeshu
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 bar spoon brine from pickled (silverskin) onions


Stir in a mixing glass and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a smoked silverskin onion.