Mezcal Old Fashioned

Marisa Chafetz / Supercall

A variation on the Oaxacan Old Fashioned—a nouveau classic created in 2007 at New York’s Death & Co by bartender Phil Ward—this smoky take adds Bittermens piquant mole bitters to the mix. With measures of both mezcal and reposado tequila at the base, this Old Fashioned has a smoky, savory edge and woodsy depth. Give it a try if a standard Old Fashioned is a bit too light and sweet for you.  

Dry, Savory


  • 1 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Mezcal
  • 0.5 oz Agave Syrup
  • 2 dashes Bitters


Step one

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with large ice cubes and stir.

Step two

Using a julep strainer, strain the cocktail into a chilled lowball glass.

Step three

Add one large cube fresh from the freezer and serve.

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