Division Bell Cocktail Recipe

Today we are glad to present you the Division Bell Cocktail recipe, one of our favorites. This cocktail blends perfectly the smokiness of Mezcal with the bitter-sweetness of Aperol and the cherry notes of maraschino liqueur, all balanced together by one of the best friends of Mezcal: fresh lime juice.

Let’s get to craft this celebration of flavors together!

Division Bell Cocktail Ingredients

To craft the perfect Division Bell Cocktail you will need:

  • 1 ounce mezcal
  • 3/4 ounce Aperol
  • 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • Garnish: grapefruit twist

Division Bell Recipe Step by Step

Let’s get ready to prepare this cocktail:

  • Chill Your Glass: Begin by chilling a glass, we recommend for this cocktail a coupe glass.
  • Mix Ingredients: In a shaker filled with ice, combine 1 ounce of mezcal, 3/4 ounce Aperol, 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur, and 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice.
  • Shake Well: Shake the mixture vigorously until the shaker feels cold, about 10-15 seconds.
  • Strain: Strain the cocktail into the chilled glass.
  • Garnish (optional): Express a grapefruit twist over the drink to release its oils, then rim the glass with it and end by placing it as garnish.

Variations on the Division Bell Drink

If you already tried the Division Bell Cocktail and want to try some variations, here we give you some ideas:

Sunset Bell

Swap out Aperol for Campari for a slightly more bitter profile.

Cherry Blossom Bell

Use cherry juice in place of maraschino liqueur for a fruitier, slightly sweeter variation. This is perfect for those looking for a fruitier cocktail.

Citrus Bell

You can replace lime juice with grapefruit juice for a different citrus profile.

Best Mezcal to Go with the Division Bell

For the Division Bell cocktail, we reccomend Del Maguey Vida Clásico. This Mezcal is an excellent choice for its vibrant and smoky characteristics that blend beautifully with the sweet and bitter elements of the cocktail

The approachability and versatility of this Mezcal makes it not just suitable for the Division Bell, but also a fantastic introduction for those new to Mezcal either to drink it alone or to mix it with our amazing Mezcal cocktail recipes.