Smoky Pear & Ginger Margarita

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1 1/2 ounces pear juice or nectar
1 ounce tequila
1 ounce mezcal
3/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce Agave in the Raw
1 dash aromatic bitters
1 piece fresh ginger (a thin slice or two, cut in half)
1 piece candied ginger, for garnish (optional)
1/2 teaspoon flaky smoked sea salt, regular flaked sea salt, or cocktail salt for rimming the glass (optional)

If you'd like a salt rim, dump the salt onto a small plate, and prepare an (empty) rocks glass by rubbing a lime wedge around the edge of the glass. Dip the wet glass rim in the salt and move it around until the rim is well coated.
Fill your glass with ice.
Combine the pear juice, tequila, mezcal, lime juice, agave, and sliced ginger into a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Double strain (pour through a mesh strainer) into your ice-filled glass.
Garnish with a cocktail skewer of candied ginger, if you're feeling fancy, and another drop or two of the bitters.