Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Mezroni

I love the smoky flavor of mezcal. I recently got a new bottle, so I decided to try a variation of a Negroni. I'm a fan of bitter drinks like the Negroni, but mezcal's smokiness can make bitter flavors stronger. To combat this, I used a combination of Campari and Campari's sweeter cousin, Aperol, rather than Campari alone. Additionally, a bit of simple syrup made it a bit smoother. I personally err on the bitter and smoky side, so you may want to further sweeten the drink. I add a small dash of salt to some of my drinks; I think it pulls out some flavors, especially those of tequila and mezcal. You may need to muddle the salt a bit if you use larger grained salt.

The Mezroni
  • 1 oz mezcal (I used Loz Danzantes joven)
  • 1/2 oz Aperol
  • 1/2 oz Campari
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 tsp 1:1 simple syrup
  • Small dash of salt

Stir in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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