Oaxacan Negroni a.k.a. Mezcal Negroni

Mezcal Negroni Classic Cocktail Recipe
Photo by Tom Arena

Courtesy Jim Kearns, beverage director, ACME, New York City

In place of gin, Kearns brings in mezcal, alongside a rich style of sweet vermouth and an herbaceous amaro, a hearty alternative to the traditional red bitter. Together, this still drinks like a Negroni, albeit a more robust, moody variation.

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  • 1 ounce mezcal
  • 1 ounce Cocchi Dopo Teatro
  • 1 ounce Nardini Amaro
  • Orange twist, for garnish

In mixing glass, stir all ingredients (except garnish) with ice. Strain into rocks glass, over fresh ice. Garnish with orange twist.

Published on November 21, 2019