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
- 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
- Stir and strain on ice.
- Garnish with a large orange twist and serve.
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