Mezcal is just making it big into the cocktail world, but New York City’s Death and Company came up with the idea to mix nontraditional spirits and treat it like an Old Fashioned, making them the creator of the Oaxacan Old Fashioned. By mixing reposado tequila with mezcal and the chocolate-spice notes of mole bitters they create a lovely riff on the classic.
Follow their recipe below, and make their signature cocktail at home!
- 1½ oz. reposado tequila
- ½ oz. mezcal
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- Orange twist for garnish (optional)
Combine all the ingredients except the orange twist in an Old Fashioned glass filled with one large ice cube. Stir until chilled.
To top with a flamed orange twist, carefully hold a piece of orange peel about the size of a silver dollar, skin side down, over the drink. Light a match and use it to warm the skin side of the peel. Holding the match a few inches above the drink, quickly squeeze the peel in the direction of the match. The oil from the peel will briefly ignite, landing over the drink’s surface.