No. 67

Description
Bittersweet and Smokey
Ingredients
1ozAperol
34ozMezcal, Del Maguey Vida
12ozFernet Branca
2ozGinger beer
2dsBitters, 5 by 5 Aged Citrus
1twstOrange 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
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Year2013
Created & posted by
jatryme's picture
jatryme on 04/23/2013
Jason Westplate, Britt Buckley at Buckley's Restaurant & Bar
AuthenticityOriginal creation
Cocktail photograph
No. 67

Comments

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.

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

jatryme's picture

done and done--you were totally right with the bitters call

Zachary Pearson's picture

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

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