Sweet Mezcal Martini

Robert Simonson | Brooklyn, NY

Author Robert Simonson developed this “proto” Martini for his book Mezcal & Tequila Cocktails. Closer to a Martinez, the Martini’s supposed predecessor, the two ounces of blanc vermouth temper the powerful profile of the mezcal.

Reprinted with permission from Mezcal & Tequila Cocktails: Mixed Drinks for the Golden Age of Agave by Robert Simonson, copyright © 2021. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Penguin Random House.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces blanc vermouth, preferably Dolin
  • 1 ounce mezcal
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

Garnish: cherry

  1. Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir until chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a cherry.

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