This subtly smoky riff on the classic Negroni heads south of the border swapping in mezcal for the traditional gin.
1 oz. mezcal (Means uses Del Maguey Vida)
1 oz. Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Garnish: lemon peel
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with ice. Strain over one large ice cube into a chilled glass and garnish.
Brian Means, Fifth Floor, San Francisco