Here is a variation of a variation, with the flavorful combo of Don Julio Reposado Tequila, Mezcal Unión and a few dashes of habanero-spiked tincture bringing a new wrinkle to the Oaxaca Old Fashioned, a craft-cocktail staple ever since it was created in 2007. The spirits deliver floral notes along with a hint of smokiness and white pepper, while the habanero ramps up the heat. Bitters and mellow agave syrup round it all off.
Oaxaca Old Fashioned
Don Julio Reposado Tequila
.75 oz Don Julio Reposado Tequila
.5 oz Mezcal Unión
2 dashes Habanero tincture
.25 oz Agave Syrup
- Combine all ingredients in rocks glass with one large ice cube.
- Stir until well chilled, garnish with orange zest.