Old Mexican Friend

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (49 ratings)

Serve in

Coupe glass

Photographed in

Retro Coupe

Garnish:

Grapefruit zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Del Maguey Vida Clásico mezcal
1/2 fl oz Strucchi Red Bitter Liqueur
1/2 fl oz Elderflower liqueur
3/4 fl oz Pink grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed)
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Review:

Bittersweet and sweet 'n' sour with smoky mezcal, zesty grapefruit and faint floral elderflower, particularly on the long smoky finish.

History:

A riff on Jim Meehan's usually gin-based Old Friend created in October 2020 by yours truly as a result of a comment left by a Discerning Drinker on our Old Friend page saying, "Swapped out gin for mezcal and would highly recommend for the more adventurous."

Nutrition:

164 calories

Alcohol content:

  • 1.3 standard drinks
  • 19.34% alc./vol. (38.68° proof)
  • 18.9 grams of pure alcohol
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