Mescal Negroni

A smoky take on a classic aperitif
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Mescal Negroni
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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.

Mescal Negroni

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Yield: 1 cocktail

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1 ounce Campari

1 ounce Carpano Antica Formula sweet vermouth

1 ounce mescal


Orange zest, for garnish


In a pint glass, combine the Campari, vermouth and mescal. Fill the glass with ice, then stir and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Rub the orange zest around the glass's rim and squeeze it into drink, then serve.

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