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If you like smoke, you probably like mezcal. I just reviewed Viva Mezcal where you will find history, tips and 120 pages of recipes. I immediately noticed this one: mezcal joven [young], Lillet Rose and Aperol.

Suzi loves Lillet. We both relish Aperol. And we are both quietly adjusting to mezcal. I bought a potent one and our period of adjustment is still progressing. The combination of flavors here quite competitive. We aren’t yet in love, but we are going on a second date. In the meantime, you have to be curious about Aperol and mezcal. Try it!

Oaxcan Rosita

Yield: 1 beverage


  • 1 ounce mezcal joven, preferably Montelobos
  • 1 ounce Lillet Rose
  • 1 ounce Aperol
  • Orange peel twist, for garnish


In a mixing glass with ice, stir together all the liquid ingredients until cold and well blended. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the orange peel and serve.

Source: Viva Mezcal by Lindsey Moore and Jennifer Boudinot [Weldon Owen 2018]