Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe. Garnish with a Bauhaus song medley or nothing at all.
I continued on my rabarbaro recipe quest and decided to riff on the Knife to a Gun Fight. I took the Sfumato-Aperol combination and placed it as support to the mezcal-agricole split base that I have used a bit. After I posted my second pass at the drink on Instagram, Jake Parrott of Haus Alpenz (distributor of Sfumato) chimed in with "50:50 rabarbaro and red bitter is a classic café drink in the Veneto – one of many drinks in Italy to get the moniker 'mezzo-mezzo'." For a name, the roast and smoke notes pushed me towards Dark Entries after the 1980 single by Bauhaus.