Mezcal Negroni

Embark on a sensory journey with the Mezcal Negroni, a harmonious blend where the classic Italian Negroni meets the smoky intrigue of Mexican Mezcal from Del Maguey. 

Ingredients

To create this delicious drink, you’ll need the following components

  • 1 oz Del Maguey Mezcal
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 oz Amaro
  • Orange peel, for garnish

How to make a perfect Mezcal Negroni Cocktail

Once you have all the necessary ingredients, you are ready to craft this delicious drink:

  • 1. Fill a mixing glass with ice to chill.
  • 2. Pour the Del Maguey Mezcal, sweet vermouth, and Amaro over the ice.
  • 3. Stir gently for about 30 seconds until well-chilled.
  • 4. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with large ice cubes.
  • 5. Express the orange peel over the glass to release its oils and place it in the glass as a garnish.

Explore Mezcal Negroni Variations and Related Cocktails

The Negroni with mezcal drink is just the beginning. Explore other variations such as the White Mezcal Negroni for a lighter touch or the Smoky Mezcal Negroni for an intensified experience.

White Mezcal Negroni

To create this variant of the original cocktail, try substituting the traditional red vermouth and Amaro for their blanc counterparts and follow the same recipe as the original cocktail.

The White Negroni with Mezcal drink is a perfect choice for those balmy summer evenings or as a refined pre-dinner aperitif.

Smoky Mezcal Negroni

This variation stays true to the traditional recipe’s proportions but chooses a Mezcal with a deeply smoky profile to infuse the cocktail with a rich, fire-kissed flavor. 

The drink is then artfully garnished with a charred orange wheel.

Rosemary Mezcal Negroni

The Rosemary Mezcal Negroni introduces a sprig of rosemary, infusing the cocktail with its signature piney scent and a subtle, forest-fresh undertone.

Mezcal Coffee Negroni

The Mezcal Coffee Negroni adds a caffeinated kick to the classic formula. Just a dash of cold brew coffee complements the Mezcal’s smokiness and the vermouth’s sweetness, providing a robust depth that the traditional recipe doesn’t capture.

Mezcal Dry Vermouth Negroni

The Mezcal Dry Vermouth Negroni retains the original cocktail’s structure while introducing a drier, more aromatic vermouth. 

A dash of dry vermouth can transform the Negroni experience, offering a sophisticated and slightly less sweet alternative to the classic.

Selecting the Best Mezcal for an Exquisite Mezcal Negroni Drink

Choosing the right Mezcal is essential. Del Maguey’s single village Mezcals offer distinct profiles that can significantly alter the drink’s character. 

Whether you prefer a subtle smokiness or a robust flavor, there’s a Del Maguey Mezcal perfect for your Negroni. We recommend the Del Maguey Mezcal Cásico for this cocktail.

What is Mezcal Negroni? Name and Facts

The “Mezcal Negroni” name is a modern nod to the classic Negroni, adapted by substituting gin with mezcal for a smoky twist. 

An average Mezcal Negroni contains about 200 calories per serving, depending on the specific ingredients used. Its rise in popularity coincides with the global craft cocktail movement, showcasing mezcal’s versatility beyond traditional Mexican drinks. 

The Negroni itself has origins dating back to early 20th century Italy and has since taken on many forms, including this mezcal-infused variation.