No. 67

Bittersweet and Smokey
1 oz Aperol
34 oz Mezcal, Del Maguey Vida
12 oz Fernet Branca
2 oz Ginger beer
2 ds Bitters, 5 by 5 Aged Citrus
1 twst Orange peel
Instructions
Shake liquor and bitters, strain into a chilled low-ball glass full of ice. Top off with ginger beer and garnish with a twist of orange
Notes
Make sure to use a wider peel to really bring out the orange oil flavor
History
I wanted to make a cooler style cocktail that had more depth than the usual bittersweet. The strong mesquite smokeyness of Mezcal--surprisingly--fit really well with the more traditional cooler components like Aperol and Fernet. Great top and bottom notes
2011 Kindred Cocktails
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4 Comments

I like it, a bit rough on the

I like it, a bit rough on the edges. Fits well with 5 by 5 aged citrus bitters that make it more harmonious.

I was pleasantly surprised by

I was pleasantly surprised by this! :) I was expecting a disaster (fernet and ginger beer seemed strange to me!) but I liked it a lot.

Zachary Pearson's picture

Curated this slightly -

Curated this slightly - changed Aged Citrus Bitters, 5 by 5 to Bitters, 5 by 5 Aged Citrus, just to clean up the ingredient pile.

Thanks,

Zachary