2 Cups of Blood

34 oz Mezcal, Del Maguey Vida
34 oz Suze
34 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Punt e Mes
34 oz Bitters, Bittermens Xocolatl Mole
1 bsp Agave syrup
1 twst Grapefruit peel (expressed and discarded)
Instructions
Stir, strain, coupe, twist.
History
Featured in Beta Cocktails.
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2 Comments

Curated to add the missing

Curated to add the missing agave syrup in the original source cocktail book, which is the second edition, known as Beta Cocktails.

It may be an exaggeration to

It may be an exaggeration to say this drink changed my life, but not by much.  It certainly changed my approach to using non-potable bitters in cocktails, and has been an inspiration for countless variations of base spirit + amaro + aromatized wine + non-potable bitters for me.  I always thought this was one of the showstoppers from Beta Cocktails when I got a copy in 2012 (and I’ve made every drink from that book), and it’s still revolutionary today.  This is one of my go to drinks at a well stocked bar when I’m looking to showboat and get weird with my drink selection, and I’ve introduced this drink to dozens of bartenders over the years.  Highly recommended.