—2 oz. mezcal
—3 house-made cherry halves*
—1 tsp. raw sugar
—3 dashes bitters
—.5 orange slice
1. Muddle fruit, sugar and bitters in an old fashioned tumbler (short cocktail glass).
2. Add mezcal and ice, stir several times, garnish with orange slice and serve.
* Pit sour Colorado cherries, soak them in simple syrup and Licor 43 for a month or substitute high-end bar cherries, like Luxardo or something similar. Maraschino cherries are not preferred but can be used and will change the flavor profile of the drink.
Courtesy of Maya, The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain