To give mezcal a pleasant bitterness, bartender Jeremy Oertel stirs in grapefruit liqueur. The bracing bitterness of Campari emphasizes the grapefruit flavor.
Slideshow: Mezcal Cocktail Recipes
Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015
1 1/2 ounces mezcal
1/2 ounce Combier Pamplemousse Rose grapefruit liqueur
1/2 ounce French blanc vermouth, preferably Dolin
1/2 ounce Campari
1 grapefruit twist
How to Make It
In a mixing glass, combine the mezcal, grapefruit liqueur, vermouth and Campari. Fill the glass with ice, stir well and strain into a chilled martini glass or coupe. Pinch the grapefruit twist over the drink and discard.
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