1 oz Mezcal
1⁄2 oz Amaro, Cappelletti Sfumato Rabarbaro (Zucca or other Rabarbaro will work)
1⁄2 oz Aperol

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.

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Posted by yarm on 9/12/2022
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Boston, MA
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