Wednesday, March 16, 2022

negroni mezcalito

2 cL Mezcal (3/4 oz Peloton de la Muerte)
2 cL Campari (3/4 oz)
2 cL Cynar (3/4 oz)
2 cL Sweet Vermouth (3/4 oz Lacuesta Rojo)

Stir with ice, strain into a mug (double old fashioned glass) with ice, and garnish with a black salt rim (omit), cinnamon stick, and lime peel.
Two Wednesdays ago, I decided to make a Negroni variation that I had spotted on Mauro "King of Negroni" Mahjoub's Instagram called the Negroni Mezcalito. I was lured in due to its similarity to The Last Mechanical Art from Beta Cocktails; despite the lower complexity from the Negroni Mezcalito calling for sweet vermouth instead of Punt e Mes, its garnishes donated a lot of depth here. Indeed, once assembled, the garnishes welcomed the senses with a cinnamon and lime aroma. Next, caramel and grape on the sip charged into smoky mezcal, vegetal, and bitter orange flavors on the swallow.

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