Last week I wrote about Mina Real Repsado (click here!) and promised to make a drink with it this week. To be totally honest with you I made up this drink last week and it was good. The name is the highway from Mexico City (where Amargo VALLET comes from) to Oaxaca (where Mina Real comes from); clever right?
I love the way oranges taste with mezcal, but generally OJ makes for a lackluster cocktail ingredient that is where the healthy dose of Amargo VALLET comes in. This is a nice long drink that is refreshing but it still has a lot of flavor. I hope you enjoy as much as I did.
1 1/2 Oz Mina Real Repsado
3/4 Oz Amargo Vallet
2 Oz Orange Juice
Shake and strain into collins glass with fresh ice
Garnish with a cherry (I just drop it in, so it is a treat for when I get to the bottom)
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Special thanks to their importer Haas Brothers.