Midnight Marauder

Joaquín Simó, Pouring Ribbons | New York

midnight marauder

In Joaquín Simó‘s spin on the classic Negroni, smoky mezcal replaces the usual piney gin, while gentian-bittered Bonal subs in for the traditional sweet vermouth and Cynar, an artichoke-driven amaro, takes the place of the expected Campari.


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce mezcal, preferably Del Maguey Vida
  • 1 ounce Bonal
  • 1 ounce Cynar
  • 1 dash Bittermen's Mole Bitters

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
  • Mark Huebner

    There is a long overdue push to correct the flaccid commercial sweet vermouth choices for decades. Great. I spend 3 times as much for my Spanish vermut choice than I do for my gin (in a negroni). So, when will recipes look beyond Vida as the obligatory mezcal ingredient? And I don’t mean elevated single varietal agaves or more esoteric selections…simply an investigation into other entry level (overlooked) espadin releases.

  • Craig Stancliff

    I believe Vida is a degraded Del Maguey looking to fill the well where there was previously no mezcal. Vida is good, but it aint better, or best. I hope to find the better, or the best, too! Stay tuned! Stigibeau!

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