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 NegroniRecipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen
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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