The Oaxaca old fashioned has easily become a modern cocktail classic.
The drink was originally created by Phillip Ward, former head bartender of world renowned cocktail bar, Death & Co. When interviewed about this cocktail, Ward stated, “This was one of the first cocktails I made using mezcal; I realized that combining mezcal with tequila was like putting tequila on steroids. Most tequila in the U.S. is only 80 proof, and I wanted more oomph! I discovered the oomph in mezcal.”
If you’re not familiar with mezcal, it’s the smokey older cousin to tequila, and it’s incredible. Mix this cocktail up, and see for yourself. You’ll be hopping on the mezcal band wagon too.
- 1.5 oz reposado tequila
- .5 oz mezcal
- 1 tsp agave nectar
- 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
- Garnish: flamed orange peel
- In a mixing glass, combine tequila, mezcal, agave, and bitters. Fill with ice and stir for 15-20 seconds until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with one king cube. Garnish with a flamed orange peel..