3 cl of mezcal
3 cl of bitter
3 cl of sweet vermouth
One of the most intriguing variants of the dear old Negroni is the one with the mezcal instead of gin.
It looks blasphemy, but remember that the mezcal is different from the tequila. On the contrary, it has a much more delicate flavor, smoked but fine, fruity, and very aromatic.
Indeed, the flavor of the Mezcal Negroni cocktail is very different. Instead of woods, juniper, and aromatic spices, we find smoky flavors and aromas, the lysergic touch of agave, ripe fruit, banana, sandalwood, and citrus fruits. It’s a warmer and more fascinating charm, but paired with sweet vermouth and bitter, it creates a new symphony that deserves more than a couple of aperitifs. It remains a very balanced and pleasant cocktail with powerful alcohol content, so drink responsibly.
Ingredients and doses for making the Mezcal Negroni
- 3 cl of mezcal
- 3 cl of bitter
- 3 cl of sweet vermouth
- slice of orange
How to make Negroni with mezcal
Cool an old-fashioned glass with ice.
Pour mezcal, bitter and sweet vermouth into a mixing glass or shaker filled with ice and stir gently.
Empty the glass, put new ice and pour the cocktail, filtering with the strainer.
Add the slice of orange and serve the Mezcal Negroni.
Other great cocktails to try as an aperitif
Negroni, Mojito, Moscow Mule, Gin & Tonic, Dark and Stormy, Daiquiri, Margarita, Spritz, Hugo, Old Fashioned, Manhattan.
Recommended pairings for Negroni with mezcal
Clearly, all the American barbecue smoky recipes like pulled pork, brisket, and ribs with bbq sauce, but classic Mexican dishes are also excellent: chicken tacos, burritos, chili con carne. With carbonara and amatriciana is perfect too.