Tasting Table NYC: Cactus Old-Fashioned

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This recipe was originally published as part of a story in Tasting Table NYC.

Cactus Old-Fashioned

Recipe adapted from Rubirosa, New York

Yield: Makes 1 drink

Cook Time: 5 minutes


1 sugar cube

3 dashes Angostura bitters

Club soda

1 ounce Rittenhouse rye

1 ounce Del Maguey Vida single-village mezcal


One 1-by-2-inch piece of lime zest, for garnish


Place the sugar cube into a rocks glass and soak with the bitters and a small splash of club soda. Muddle the sugar and liquid into a paste. Add the rye, mezcal and ice and stir well (make sure a good amount of water melts into the drink). Garnish with the lime zest and serve.

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