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Midnight Marauder

A brooding sibling of the Negroni.

There are many ways to play off of the framework of the classic Negroni, but this imagining from Joaquín Simó does an excellent job of evoking the flavors of Oaxaca. Mole bitters and softly bitter Bonal combine for a dark, chocolatey backbone, and when Cynar enters the equation, those notes are amplified. If Oaxaca’s rich red mole transformed into a drink, this would be it.


  • 1 oz. mezcal (Simó uses Del Maguey Vida)
  • 1 oz. Bonal Gentiane Quina
  • 1 oz. Cynar
  • 1 dash Bittermens mole bitters
  • Tools:mixing glass, barspoon
  • Glass:Nick and Nora


Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, then stir briskly. Strain into a chilled Nick and Nora glass.

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