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)
Instructions
Stir, strain, rocks, rocks glass, flame orange peel & drop into drink.
History
It's been reported that Death & Co calls for the Mole bitters and that the NY Times article calls for Angostura due to the at-the-time availability of the Bittermens product.
From other users
  • Actually, 3.5 stars. Probably does need agave syrup instead of simple syrup. Even tempted to put an orange slice in it. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Rated 4.5 by 17 people — ☆☆☆☆
  • I used maple syrup instead of agave I used 1 oz mescal and 1 oz anjejo — ☆☆☆☆
  • 4.5 — ☆☆☆☆
  • Delicious! — ☆☆☆☆
  • 4.5 — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Too strong for me but the smokiness is pleasant — ☆☆
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6 Comments

Moderated slightly. Thanks to

Moderated slightly. Thanks to a note from user alphanumeric, the choice of bitters was changed to prefer Bittermens Mole over Angostura.

You definitely have to be a

You definitely have to be a fan of mezcal and boozy drinks, but if you are, this drink is simple and sublime. The official recipe does indeed say Angostura but I'm sure Bittermens Mole would be great as well.  The flamed orange twist probably isn't necessary but it does make for a fun gimmick and adds a bit more smokiness.