Here's a twist on a Negroni with the Velvet Voice. This version, from Geraldine's in Austin, swaps the typical gin with mezcal. Created by Jen Keyser, she infuses the sweet vermouth with dried hibiscus flowers to give the cocktail a floral kick. Smooth, smoky and a bit bitter. Drinks really well!
1.0 oz Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
1.0 oz Campari
1.0 oz Hibiscus-infused Dolin Rouge sweet vermouth (use dried hibiscus flowers; steep 1 hour)
2 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters
Quickly stir all ingredients. Pour over large ice cube in highball glass.