Anejo's El Oso cocktail

This mezcal and Cointreau cocktail from Calgary's Anejo is the perfect thing to sip this fall

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Don't just get a tequila or beer the next time you host a Mexican feast at home. Try a mezcal cocktail to start the meal instead--and we're not talking about margaritas. At Calgary's Anejo, tequila and mezcal are thoughtfully worked into classic cocktail combinations for a unique spin. Bitter and citrusy, this El Oso cocktail is reminiscent of a negroni, but with the addition of mezcal. Head to Anejo for one or make it at home.

The El Oso cocktail

1 1/2 ounces mezcal
1/2 oz. Amaro Averna
1/4 oz. Cointreau
2 dashes chocolate bitters
2 dashes black walnut bitters
1 orange peel, flamed, for garnish

Place ingredients in mixing pitcher and stir to combine.

Pour into chilled martini glass, garnish with orange peel and serve.

1 cocktail
Prep Time:
2 minutes