Tobacco Road Recipe

Tobacco Road
Photo for Aubrey Joy Schuster

The Tobacco Road is simple, strong, and features an unmistakable combination of Cynar and mezcal. The finishing touches of a grapefruit rind and a pinch of salt really enhance the experience (I’ve chosen to garnish mine with some Kilauea Onyx Black Hawaiian Sea Salt I got from online specialty shop The Meadow). The result is a dynamic garnish that begins to eat away at the cocktail’s one large ice cube, slowly infusing the spirits with flavor.


1.5 oz mezcal
1.25 oz Cynar
0.5 oz Fino sherry
2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
Grapefruit twist
Pinch of sea salt

Preparation: How to make a Tobacco Road

  1. Add ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir.
  2. Strain into an Old-Fashioned glass over one large ice cube, then sprinkle salt over the ice.
  3. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
Tobacco Road