No. 67

Bittersweet and Smokey
1 oz Aperol
34 oz Mezcal, Del Maguey Vida
12 oz Fernet Branca
2 oz Ginger beer
2 ds Bitters, 5 by 5 Aged Citrus
1 twst Orange peel
Shake liquor and bitters, strain into a chilled low-ball glass full of ice. Top off with ginger beer and garnish with a twist of orange
Make sure to use a wider peel to really bring out the orange oil flavor
I wanted to make a cooler style cocktail that had more depth than the usual bittersweet. The strong mesquite smokeyness of Mezcal--surprisingly--fit really well with the more traditional cooler components like Aperol and Fernet. Great top and bottom notes
2011 Kindred Cocktails
From other users
  • Quite good change of pace — ☆☆☆☆
  • So good and layered, bitter, spicy, smokey. It is a drink to contemplate life with. — ☆☆☆☆☆
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Curated this slightly -

Curated this slightly - changed Aged Citrus Bitters, 5 by 5 to Bitters, 5 by 5 Aged Citrus, just to clean up the ingredient pile.