Oaxaca Old Fashioned

The New York bar Mayahuel has introduced countless drinkers to the joys of agave spirits, and this Mexican-accented riff on the classic Old Fashioned, created by Phil Ward, mixes reposado tequila with mezcal and the chocolate-spice notes of mole bitters to create a magnificent riff on the familiar classic.

1 1/2 oz. reposado tequila
1/2 oz. mezcal
1 tsp. agave nectar
2 dashes mole bitters
Tools: barspoon, strainer
Glass: Old Fashioned
Garnish: orange twist

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir well to chill, and strain into glass filled with ice. Twist an orange peel over drink and use as garnish.

Phil Ward, Mayahuel, New York Cuty