Tres Sangres

Sweet vermouth, Bitters, Mezcal, Peychaud's Bitters, Rich demerara syrup 21, Orange bitters, Orange peel, Lemon peel
12ozBitters, Angostura
12ozOrange bitters, Regans' orange bitters
12ozPeychaud's Bitters
1ozSweet vermouth, Dolin (or Punt e Mes)
12ozMezcal, Del Maguey Vida
12ozRich demerara syrup 21
1twstLemon peel (as garnish)
1twstOrange peel (as garnish)
Stir, strain, rocks, lowball or coupe, garnish.
Cocktail summary
Created byCiaran Wiese, Scott & Co. and 47 Scott, Tucson, AZ
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
Posted byendless_optimism on 05/25/2011


Zachary Pearson's picture

Drinking this now. Made with Punt e Mes and Siete Leguas Blanco instead of the Vida. This is seriously bitter, obviously. I feel it's a bit unbalanced - I'd love some absinthe or lemon juice to layer out the bitterness. It also seems a bit on the sweet side, and my tolerance for sweet is probably middle of the road. Maybe 1/4 Demerara syrup and 1/4 lemon juice would be better?

bza's picture

Blanco vs. Vida is going to change the drink enormously. That said, I almost always cut Demerara measurements in half, and feel it is appropriate. This isn't a mind-blowing drink or anything (I gave it three stars in my notes), but I think it's an interesting attempt at a bitters-heavy drink - and unique because of the mezcal. With vida, the smokiness helps to balance the bitterness. I can't get Siete Leguas here (sadly - I hear it's excellent), but blancos just don't have the same oomph at .5 ounces.

Zachary Pearson's picture

Come down here and we'll drink some Siete Leguas - it's pretty stunning Tequila. I actually have a bottle of crazy Mezcal waiting for me back in Houston - I have a bartender friend who mules things over the border for me.

I also wonder if a dash of Ango orange would brighten this up.



From other users

Interesting, a bit challenging, bitter, dark, spicy. Made both with Mezcal and blanco tequila. Both good. Used 1/4 oz 2:1 simple. (5 stars)

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