Pineapple Mezcal Old Fashioned

March 03, 2016

Regardless of the time of year, we like to keep a batch of Roasted Pineapple Mezcal on hand. It's the perfect addition to tiki cocktails like the Piña Ximénez and also enjoyable to sip slowly on its own. This time around, we're using it as a base for an exotic take on the Old Fashioned cocktail.

As in the classic Old Fashioned recipe, we start by muddling sugar in bitters. Then we substitute bourbon for the smoky-caramelized flavors of our Roasted Pineapple Mezcal and stir in ice for 15 seconds. Finally, we flame a stick of cinnamon until smoldering for garnish.

Pineapple Mezcal Old Fashioned
Makes one cocktail

  • 1 cube cane sugar
  • 5 dashes aromatic bitters
  • 3 oz Pineapple Mezcal
  • 1 cinnamon stick (for garnish)
  1. Add the cane sugar cubes and bitters to a cocktail mixing glass.
  2. Muddle the ingredients in the bottom of the mixing glass until the sugar has mostly dissolved. Add the Pineapple Mezcal.
  3. Add ice to just above the level of the liquid and stir for 15 seconds. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass containing a single large cube of ice.
  4. Light stick of cinnamon on fire until smoldering; garnish drink with still-smoking cinnamon stick.