The Mero Mero from Gracias Madre

gracias madre-mero mero-vertical-crdt-emma janzenWith a name that means “top dog” or “Godfather” in Spanish, the Mero Mero is the “prototypical agave-based aromatic cocktail,” says Gracias Madre bartender Jason Eisner.

1 oz. mezcal
½ oz. reposado tequila
½ oz. Cynar
½ oz. maraschino liqueur
½ oz. Punt e Mes sweet vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters
Tools: barspoon, strainer
Glass: rocks
Garnish: flamed orange peel

Add all the ingredients with ice  to a mixing glass. Strain into a single rocks glass. Add one large ice cube. Garnish.

Jason Eisner, Gracias Madre, Los Angeles


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