2 oz Mezcal, Sombra
1⁄2 oz Aperol
1⁄2 oz Cynar
1⁄4 oz Campari
1 twst Orange peel

Stir with cracked ice and served in a chilled coupe. Garnish with a Flamed Orange Twist.


A variation of the "Ask Again Later" with a smokey aspect.

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Created by
Mike Alwill, Cocktail Democracy
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  • Worthy of variation. Bitter Luxardo works. — ★★★★
  • Egg white?
  • Smoky bitter sweet pungent. No real subtlety, but a good drink for a sinter's eve. — ★★★
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Tried this drink at home, and then tried it again and added a egg white and some lime, it added some softness to it. Good idea!