Oaxacan Negroni

Delicious Negroni variant with mezcal in place of gin
1 38 oz Mezcal (Piedre Almas Espadin.suggested. I used Scorpion.)
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Antica Formula
1 twst Lemon peel
Stir, strain, twist the lemon. The source website says to serve with no ice, but I enjoyed it with a big rock.
From other users
  • I liked this. A lot. Made it with Xicaru Reposado mezcal, and strongly recommend a lime shave over a lemon twist. Also use a proportion of 2:1:1 Mezcal:Antica:Campari, which is my typical Negroni formula — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Bold and beautiful. Also goes well with an orange garnish. Closer to 1:1:1 ratios works well too. — ☆☆☆☆☆
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<br />One fine Mezcal drink!

<br />One fine Mezcal drink! For me, Mezcal took some getting used to because of its smokiness: some Mezcal-based drinks were barely drinkable; a fair number were OK, but...; only a few were anything to write home about. This drink, the Oaxacan Negroni, is in the last category. In fact, I couldn't write home fast enough about it. Yes, it has a smokey taste, but it's competing with other strong tastes, especially Campari. However, even the subtle notes of the Antica Formula vermouth (such as its vanilla notes) get through to make a georgous, tasteful drink that is not easy to put down--until the glass is empty. I had an easy time rating this drink, at 5.0. It is truly a wonderful drink to sip and relish its many flavors and complexity.


I liked this. A lot. Made it

I liked this. A lot. Made it with Xicaru Reposado mezcal, and a 2:1:1 ratio of mezcal:vermouth:Compari (my standard Negroni formula), and strongly recommend a lime peel shave over a lemon twist.