The Oaxaca Old Fashioned is one of the best cocktails to sip if you’re a fan of mezcal. This cocktail is a blend of tequila, mezcal, agave nectar, and bitters. The drink is named after the Mexican state of Oaxaca, where mezcal is mainly produced. It’s easy to make and very drinkable.
The Oaxaca Old Fashioned is a drink brewed with mezcal, a distilled spirit from the agave plant. It has a smoky, mercurial flavor, much like an ox, and it’s a great introduction to mezcal.
When mixing the ingredients for the Oaxaca Old Fashioned, start by flaming a piece of orange peel with a match and hold it in front of the orange peel until it burns. This will express the oils in the peel into the cocktail, creating sparks. Then, add some Angostura aromatic bitters and a dash of mole bitters. The combination of these two will give your cocktail an unexpected twist. You’ll also need less agave nectar if you’re using a sweeter mezcal, and more if you’re using a smokier one.