I wanted to have a Tequila Sunrise for my fall event. But I wondered if subbing in Mezcal for the tequila might work well. And guess what? it does.
One of the reasons Mezcal is great for mixing is that it’s an all-weather spirit. Although it pours clear into your glass, making it appealing in the warmer months, it also has a hearty (even meaty) quality, making it perfect for a cooler evening.
Sierra Madre Sunrise
- 1 ounce mezcal
- 3/4 ounce Aperol
- 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1/2 lemon
- 2 to 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
- 3 ounces club soda
- Lemon peel, for garnish
- Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add mezcal, Aperol, lemon juice, and bitters.
- Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds.
- Fill a rocks glass with fresh ice.
- Add club soda to glass and strain cocktail on top.
- Garnish with lemon peel.