Sombra is a brand of mezcal made in the village of San Luis del Rio, south of Oaxaca, Mexico. The Sombra company was founded by Richard Betts, a Master Sommelier, Dennis Scholl (who along with Betts owns Betts & Scholl, a wine company), and Charles Bieler.

Sombra uses the espadin variety of agave, and cookes the hearts, or piñas over a mesquite fire, imparting a strong smoky aroma and flavor to their mezcal. 

Sombra is double distilled, unaged, and bottled at 80 proof. 

Sombra Website

Some popular cocktails containing Sombra

  • A Beer And A Smoke — Lager, Mezcal, Lime juice, Hot sauce, Salt, Celery salt, Black pepper, Lime zest, Orange peel
  • Jaguar God — Zucca, Mezcal, Pomegranate Liqueur, Ancho Reyes Verde chile liqueur, Grapefruit peel
  • Pearl of Puebla — Mezcal, Herbal liqueur, Pastis, Lime juice, Agave syrup, Oregano
  • Diablo Rojo — Amaro Abano, Mezcal, Ancho Reyes chile liqueur, Coffee liqueur, Orange peel
  • Coffee & Cigarettes — Cynar, Coffee liqueur, Mezcal, Islands Scotch, Demerara Rum
  • The Man Comes Around — Cynar, Mezcal, Brandy, Fernet Branca, Bitters, Mint
  • Jerk Store — Mezcal, Pineapple rum, Apricot liqueur, Bitters, Lemon juice, Egg white, Cinnamon syrup
  • Spur of the Moment — Blanco tequila, Mezcal, Aromatized wine, Dry vermouth, Lemon bitters
  • Ashes in Our Mouth — Mezcal, Sweet vermouth, Ancho Reyes chile liqueur, Zucca, Grapefruit peel
  • Heart Full of Napalm — Mezcal, Sweet vermouth, Amaro, Fernet, Bitters, Grapefruit peel