1 oz. Rye @michterswhiskey
1 oz. Mezcal
1/4 oz. @cointreau
1/4 oz. Amaro
4 Dashes Peychauds Bitters

Stir / strain over rock / garnish with orange peel

I came across the recipe for a Rye and Mezcal cocktail over on @imbibe a little while ago and was super intrigued by the spirits combo. Never would have thought to try rye and mezcal together. Their recipe called for Benedictine which I don’t happen to have on hand so I played around with substitutes and found a split combo of amaro and Cointreau to work quite well. I would imagine the Benedictine would lend some sweeter notes to the recipe, but I prefer mine a little more bitter anyways. The bitter herbal and sweet orange flavors mixed really well with the spice of the rye and smokiness of the mezcal. If you’re in the mood for a strong sipper and don’t mind some smoke behind your rye, give this recipe a try, either my variation or the El Camino, which is the original version using Benedictine. Cheers!

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