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|
|Pinch of sea salt|
Preparation: How to make a Tobacco Road
- Add ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir.
- Strain into an Old-Fashioned glass over one large ice cube, then sprinkle salt over the ice.
- Garnish with a grapefruit twist.