Around this time last year before the pandemic and shutdown, I spent some time with Jared Bailey, Manager and Mixologist at Soho Cigar Bar in Manhattan.
He made this Mexcal cocktail for me. This is one of the best cocktail pairings I’ve ever had with a cigar. Enjoy…
Blood, Sweat, & Cheers!
2 oz Ilegal Mezcal Reposado
1 oz Coffee-Orange Syrup**
3 Dashes Fee Brothers Molasses Bitters
3 Dashes Infuse Bitters Spicy Tres Amigos Bitters
In a mixing glass combine all ingredients and stir until well-chilled. Strain neat into a rocks glass and garnish with a flamed orange twist.
***Coffee-Orange Syrup-In a French Press Coffee Maker add 3/4 cup of coffee grounds (I used Lavazza Intenso Espresso Roast) and 1 cup of water, let sit, and strain into medium-size saucepan.
Over medium heat wait for the coffee to simmer and stir in 1 cup of sugar and 1/4 oz of pure orange oil extract. remove from heat and let sit until cool.