Mezcal Martinez
A smoky mezcal Martinez. Matt Taylor-Gross

This riff on a Martinez features earthy, smoky mezcal as its base spirit, the smokiness amplified by a flaming orange twist; Cynar brings in a complementary bitterness, balanced out with sweet vermouth and cherry liqueur Luxardo Maraschino.

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Yield: makes one cocktail
Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 oz. Fidencio Clasico Mezcal
  • 12 oz. Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth
  • 12 oz. Cynar
  • 14 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • Orange peel, for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the mescal with the vermouth, cynar, and Luxardo and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe, hold a match over the coupe, and, holding the orange peel over the match, squeeze the peel to release its oils over the cocktail. Discard the match and garnish the cocktail with the orange peel.