Food & Drink

A Mezcal-Tweaked Approach to the Old Fashioned

So It’s Really More of a New Fashioned

By Hadley Tomicki ·
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LA’s Melrose Umbrella Co. releases the sort of cocktail menus that you could read in bed. Numbered volumes replete with lustful sherries, biting spices and tropical purees.

Many of those drinks can be a little tricky to recreate at home. So we went through the arduous task of drinking a whole lot of them to find one you can.

Which leads us to this recipe for their White Old Fashioned. It’s just like a regular Old Fashioned. But clear. And bearing mezcal, crème de cacao and yellow Chartreuse.

So it’s really more of a New Fashioned.

Which we’ve probably established by now.

White Old Fashioned

2 oz espadin mezcal
1/2 oz Marie Brizard White Crème de Cacao
1 barspoon yellow Chartreuse
1 dash Regans’ Orange Bitters

Combine all ingredients and ice in a mixing glass. Stir, then strain into an Old Fashioned glass over your preferred ice cubes. Express a peel of lemon, then drop it into the drink.

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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