I’ve been making this cocktail for a while when cocktail geeky or bartender type people ask me for a Mezcal, Tequila, or Agave “Dealer’s Choice Cocktail”. It’s just kind of fun to mess with people and not make a shaken citrus or fruit based cocktail. For obvious reasons, I usually just call it a “Death and Company” or “Phil Ward” style cocktail. However, checking with one of the bartenders at Death and Co, it turns out it isn’t actually a Death and Company cocktail. Damn. That meant I had to think of a name.
1 1/2 oz El Tesoro platinum tequila
1/4 oz Benesin Mezcal
1/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse Liqueur
3/4 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
dash orange bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Squeeze orange peel over glass and discard.