Created & posted by Jason Westplate, Britt Buckley at Buckley's Restaurant &….
Bittersweet and Smokey
|3⁄4||oz||Mezcal, Del Maguey Vida|
|2||ds||Bitters, 5 by 5 Aged Citrus|
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
Make sure to use a wider peel to really bring out the orange oil flavor
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