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Tequila/mezcal Old Fashioned
1 12 oz Añejo tequila (Pueblo Viejo)
12 oz Mezcal, Del Maguey
14 oz Agave syrup (Orange-infused agave, see notes)
2 ds Grapefruit bitters (Bittermen's Hopped Grapefruit)
1 ds Bitters, Angostura
Add agave nectar to glass along with bitters and one ice cube, stir. Add tequila and mezcal, another ice cube, a few more stirs
Add 1/3 cup agave nectar, 1/3 cup water, and zest of one orange (6-8 wide strips) into a small saucepan. Heat until barely simmering, then reduce heat to low and steep for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and strain, pressing zest against strainer to extract as much oils as possible. When cool, add 1/4 oz tequila blanco (or neutral grain spirit) and store in fridge.
Unknown to me, Phil Ward of Death & Co first composed the 'Oaxaca Old Fashioned' in '09...while this version is my own recipe and a modification of his Oaxaca, I certainly defer to him with credit as the original/authentic creator -
2011 The Venture Mixologist
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Oaxaca Old Fashioned1

Oaxaca Old Fashioned

1 12 oz Reposado Tequila, El Tesoro Reposado
12 oz Mezcal, Del Maguey San Luis del Rio
1 t Agave syrup
2 ds Bitters, Angostura (some versions call for Bittermens Mole)
1 twst Orange peel (flamed)
Stir, strain, rocks, rocks glass, flame orange peel & drop into drink.

This sounds good, but is nearly identical to Phil Ward's Oaxaca Old Fashioned from about 2009. I think the idea of grapefruit bitters is nice. Smoke and citrus go together very well.

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Agree, and just saw the post

Agree, and just saw the post on the Oaxaca Old Fashioned, thanks..I've seen additional variations of it (Paul McGee at Whistler in Chicago). Updated my post to reflect the history, def not trying to upstage or knock off somebody else's cocktail..thanks again-