The McQueen

The McQueen

Mezcal and many Scotches share a smoky backbone, and both spirits are very much the product of their given locations, traditions and terroir. They mesh beautifully in this stirred cocktail, sweetened with just a bare hint of agave.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. mezcal
  • 1 oz. smokey Islay scotch
  • 1/4 oz. agave syrup or simple syrup
  • 1-3 dashes orange bitters

Instructions

In a mixing glass, stir together 1 ounce of mezcal, 1 ounce of smoky blended Scotch (like the Black Grouse), and ¼ ounce of agave syrup (light agave dissolved in an equal amount of hot water). Add a dash of orange bitters. Stir it all together thoroughly, and strain it into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Squeeze a big grapefruit peel over the top, then add it to the drink as a garnish.

Recipe source: http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/3-perfect-drinks-smoky-world-mezcal

Mezcal Old-Fashioned

Mezcal Old Fashioned

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Mezcal
  • 1⁄2 oz simple syrup
  • 7 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 4 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 1⁄2 droppers of Bittermens Burlesque bitters
  • 1 orange twist for garnish

Instructions

A south-of-the-border twist on a classic! Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, fill and top off with ice cubes. Stir until cold. Using a Julep strainer, pour mixture into a lowball glass with a single, large ice cube. Rub orange twist along the rim of the glass and drop into the drink for garnish. Enjoy!