Today’s clever cocktail comes to us from New York barman Phil Ward when he was managing Death and Co. It is a wonderfully balanced combination of Reposado Tequila and Mezcal. This smoky, spicy take on the Old Fashioned is a nice option to the traditional lime and citrus driven tequila drinks. Cheers!
Oaxaca Old Fashioned
In a large Old Fashioned glass with ice add:
- 1 1/2 Ounces Reposado Tequila
- 1/2 Ounce Mezcal (the smokier the better)
- 1 Teaspoon Agave Nectar
- 1 to 2 Dashes Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters (substitute any chocolate bitters)
Stir ingredients gently to chill. Garnish with a wide swath of orange peel (flamed optional).