1 oz Mezcal, Sombra
1 oz Añejo tequila, Alma
1⁄4 oz Fernet Vallet
1 bsp Agave syrup (1:1)
1 Orange peel (garnish)

Stir all ingredients, strain into chilled coupe or Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with expressed orange swath.


One of the first cocktails I made after getting a bottle of Fernet Vallet. It's incredibly inky black color infuses every drink with a rich dark hue, hence the name (and a shout out to Alex Proyas' underrated "Dark City" flick)

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My bad on the typo, I may or may not have had a few when I entered this one.

This is coming from someone who is finishing off his last bottle of mezcal and not really going to buy it much in the future, but I plan to try 1 1/4 oz tequila and 3/4 oz mezcal. Still good and Fernet Vallet is great