Mezcal Negroni

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Mezcal Negroni: A Unique Twist on a Classic Cocktail

Looking for a unique cocktail to impress your friends at your next party? Look no further than the Mezcal Negroni! This drink combines the smoky flavor of mezcal with the taste of the classic Negroni. It's perfect for any occasion, and it's sure to please everyone who tries it. So why not give it a try?

The History of the Mezcal Negroni

The Mezcal Negroni is a 20th century twist on a classic cocktail. The original Negroni was created in 1919 by Camillo Negroni, who substituted gin for the usual liqueur. This cocktail takes this one step further by replacing the gin with mezcal. This smoky spirit adds an intriguing layer of flavor to the drink, making it a perfect choice for those who appreciate a complex cocktail. The Mezcal Negroni is sure to become a favorite of anyone who enjoys a good Negroni.

What Does the Mezcal Negroni Taste Like

Mezcal Negronis are a delicious way to enjoy Mezcal. Mezcal is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the agave plant. Mezcal is often called "the other tequila" because it is similar to tequila, but smoky Mezcal is made from a different type of agave plant.

This drink features Mezcal, Apéritif Liqueur, and Sweet Vermouth. The Mezcal adds a smokiness that is reminiscent of a campfire, while the Apéritif Liqueur and Sweet Vermouth provide herbal and sweet notes respectively. The result is a complex yet well-balanced flavor that is perfect for enjoying on a summer evening.

Mezcal Negroni Drink Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Mezcal
  • 1 oz Apéritif Liqueur
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • Ice

Glass:

Old Fashioned

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker or cocktail mixing glass with ice, add Mezcal, Apéritif Liqueur, and Sweet Vermouth.
  2. Stir, strain, and serve in an Old Fashioned Glass.

Tips on How to Make the Best Mezcal Negroni

Use the Barsys coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

  • Garnish with an orange twist, orange peel, thin slice of orange, and or a lime wedge.
  • Serve in a chilled rocks glass or with a large ice cube
  • Try bitter campari or fortified wine to change up the cocktail.

What Foods Pair Well with the Mezcal Negroni?

Sweet

Chocolate, caramel, dessert

Savory

Cheese, charcuterie, nuts

Spicy

Mexican food, BBQ

Protein-rich

Steak, pork chops

In Conclusion

The Mezcal Negroni is a delicious cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. It is easy to make and can be tailored to your own personal taste. Whether you like your drinks strong or weak, sweet or dry, the refreshing Mezcal Negroni is sure to please. So next time you're looking for a new cocktail to try, don't be afraid to give this one a go, it might just become one of your favorite recipes.

Cheers,

Team Barsys.