The first time we tasted this drink, it was made for us by my best friend, best man and fellow artisan,The Apartment Bartender also known as Elliott. He came to visit us in our new home in California and gave us a schooling in the artistry of cocktail-making (if you haven't caught on from the blog name or haven't clicked the link yet, he's a big-time cocktail guy). Ever since, the Oaxaca Old Fashioned has been one of our favorites. We'd never previously experimented with Mezcal, other than as a sipping drink when celebrating large events, promotions or vacations. He opened our eyes to mixing up new drinks with this very smokey, older brother of tequila (did you know Mezcal, like tequila, is made by distilling the juice from the cores—or piñas—of the agave plant?). We have since, however, modified the original recipe ever-so-slightly, as we like to do when posting to our website/ made the drink better fit our taste preferences. If you haven't tried Mezcal before, we highly recommend investing in a bottle, and while you're at it, try mixing up this one! Cheers to good friends and good drinks.
Start with your ingredients.
Using a mason jar, pour in your Mezcal and Tequila.
Add your ice.
Stir your drink until chilled.
Peel your Orange peel for your garnish, and set aside.
In your chilled rocks glass, dash in your Orange Bitters and strain in your mix over ice.
Add your orange peel garnish & serve.