Classic
Marisa Chafetz / Supercall

Tequila • Dry
Mezcal Old Fashioned

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A variation on the Oaxacan Old Fashioned—a nouveau classic created in 2007 at New York’s Death & Co by bartender Phil Ward—this smoky take adds Bittermens piquant mole bitters to the mix. With measures of both mezcal and reposado tequila at the base, this Old Fashioned has a smoky, savory edge and woodsy depth. Give it a try if a standard Old Fashioned is a bit too light and sweet for you.  

The Essentials

Tequila
Mezcal
Bitters
Bar Spoon
The Details

Ingredients

1 oz Reposado Tequila
1 oz Mezcal
2 dashes Bittermens Mole Bitters

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with large ice cubes and stir.
  • Using a julep strainer, strain the cocktail into a chilled lowball glass.
  • Add one large cube fresh from the freezer and serve.
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Strength:
Agave Syrup
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

1 Cup water
1 Cup agave nectar

Method

  • Combine the water and agave nectar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and stir until nectar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Immediately take the saucepan off the heat.
  • Let cool, then pour into a container and store in the refrigerator for up to one month.
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