Eats Kitchen & Bar – Irvine, CA
Time for a twist with the Oaxaca Old Fashioned, using tequila and mezcal instead of whiskey.
loma azul reposado tequila
la bendicion mezcal
Definitely hits strong in terms of taste and alcohol content. I admit it did remind me of a traditional simple margarita sans lime because of the agave taste, but with a more sophisticated palette given from the angostura bitters. Something I appreciate with this drink is that it’s not very sweet. Garnished only with an orange peel, which is perfectly fine and was just a nice aesthetic that reminded me that yes, it’s still an Old Fashioned variation.
Would I say it’s worth trying again? Yes. Not quite as memorable as a traditional Old Fashioned, but is an amazing twist for a hot summer night.