Oaxacan Old Fashioned

It's well known that the Old Fashioned is one of my favorite cocktails. I love spirit forward cocktails and the old fashioned is perfection in it's simplicity.  I decided to design several versions of the old fashioned using different spirits. This tequila and mezcal version is one of the most popular drinks in my bar. It is the perfect blend of sweet, spirit and smoke. It's incredibly smooth and easy drinking for a cocktail that has no mixers in it. You can experiment with brands but I am a huge fan of these two specific brands together.

  • 1.5 ounces Avion Reposada Tequila
  • .5 ounces Montelobos Joven Mezcal
  • 1/4 ounce raw agave syrup
  • 3 dashes spiced orange bitters (Fee Bitters works)
  • orange peel garnish

Stir all the ingredients over ice for 30 seconds. Pour over large cube or sphere in a rocks glass. garnish with a flamed orange peel.