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 zest
Instructions
Stir, strain, twist the lemon. The source website says to serve with no ice, but I enjoyed it with a big rock.
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1 Comment

<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.

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