Cocktail Hour: Agave Old Fashioned Recipe

Aug 23, 2013 12:00 pm

Twist on a classic from a NYC Mexican hotspot

Two mezcals, agave nectar and chocolate mole bitters give this Old Fashioned a rich, smoky edge.
Two mezcals, agave nectar and chocolate mole bitters give this Old Fashioned a rich, smoky edge.
 

The Old Fashioned is one of America's greatest cocktails. The Agave Old Fashioned that we feature here at Empellón Cocina has a bit more of a richness and smokier edge than most. I use two mezcals in this drink: a clear mezcal with a smokey back burn and a mezcal that is aged in wood, which gives the drink body.

An Old Fashioned also always has sugar and bitters. Instead, to give ours a Mexican twist, we  use a spice agave nectar and chocolate mole bitters.

Naren Young is a New York City-based mixologist and the man behind forkandshaker.com

Related: 35 New Ways To Mix An Old-Fashioned

Servings: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces Fidencio 'Clasico'
1/2 ounce Ilegal resposado
1 dash Angostura bitters
3 dashes chocolate/mole bitters
1/4 ounce agave nectar
Directions: 
  1. Stir and strain on ice.
  2. Garnish with a large orange twist and serve.

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Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
5 minutes
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