Mezcal Amaro Cocktail

May 15, 2016
8 Ratings
Photo by Bobbi Lin
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

This cocktail comes from Frank Caiafa, the bar manager for Peacock Alley at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. This delicious and herbal update on the margarita is included in the reissued Waldorf Astoria Bar Book. The ratios are balanced and flavorful, strong but not overpowering, and it's easy to scale up for a crowd. —Samantha Weiss Hills

What You'll Need
  • 3 ounces mezcal (Sombra is suggested)
  • 1 ounce Averna amaro
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2/3 ounce lime juice
  • 4 ounces ginger beer (Fever Tree or Q is suggested)
  1. Add all ingredients except ginger beer to shaker. Add ice and shake well.
  2. Strain into a Collins glass filled with large ice cubes. Add ginger beer and stir briefly to integrate. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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1 Review

Susan June 20, 2023
This is tasty! It is well balanced. We made a jalapeño simple syrup and added about 1/2 tsp to the recipe for one drink. Spice with mezcal is delicious! The color/clarity is similar to tea or unfiltered apple juice.