Season 12 Recipes: Bayless' Best Ever/

Spicy Mezcal Old Fashioned

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  • For the Pasilla Syrup
  • 1cup sugar
  • 1cup water
  • 1driedchile pasilla , seeded and torn into pieces
  • For Finishing the Cocktail
  • 2ounces mezcal
  • 1/2ounce pasilla simple syrup
  • 3dashes orange bitters


In a small (1- to 2-quart) saucepan, combine the sugar, water and pasilla chile pieces. Set over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar granules. Remove from the heat, cool and store in a closed container.

In a cocktail mixing glass, add ice cubes, mezcal, pasilla syrup and orange bitters and stir to to combine. Pour over ice into an Old Fashioned glass and serve immediately.

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