Recipe: Mescal Negroni

Substituting mescal for gin in this take on a traditional Negroni adds a smoky note to the cocktail while maintaining its simplicity. Choosing a blanca mescal, such as Del Maguey Vida, allows the vermouth and orange zest to shine without overpowering the drink.

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Mescal Negroni Recipe
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Add a smoky twist to your Negroni by substituting mescal for gin.
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce Carpano Antica Formula sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce mescal
  • Ice
  • Orange zest, for garnish
  1. In a pint glass, combine the Campari, vermouth and mescal.
  2. Fill the glass with ice, then stir and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.
  3. Rub the orange zest around the glass's rim and squeeze it into drink, then serve.
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