Oaxaca Old Fashioned

Reposado Tequila, Mezcal, Bitters, Agave syrup, Orange peel
1 12ozReposado Tequila, El Tesoro Reposado
12ozMezcal, Del Maguey San Luis del Rio
1tAgave syrup
2dsBitters, Angostura (some versions call for Bittermens Mole)
1twstOrange peel (flamed)
Stir, strain, rocks, rocks glass, flame orange peel & drop into drink.
It's been reported that Death & Co calls for the Mole bitters and that the NY Times article calls for Angostura due to the at-the-time availability of the Bittermens product.
Cocktail summary
Created byPhil Ward, Death & Co, New York, NY
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
Referencehttp://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/30/dining/302crex.html http://www.cocktailchronicles.com/2008/02/11/variations-on-a-theme/
Posted byKent Wang on 06/06/2010


Zachary Pearson's picture

Updated this as per the recipe in the Death and Co. book, pg. 273.



bza's picture

So they list it without mole bitters? I don't have the book...

try it with a grapefruit twist and two dashes of bitters. also try el tesoro reposado and los amantes mezcal

Dan's picture

Moderated slightly. Thanks to a note from user alphanumeric, the choice of bitters was changed to prefer Bittermens Mole over Angostura.

From other users

Actually, 3.5 stars. Probably does need agave syrup instead of simple syrup. Even tempted to put an orange slice in it. (4 stars)
A masterpiece. Great also with mole bitters as a substitute or addition to angostura. (5 stars)

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