Spicy Mezcal Old Fashioned

To make Pasilla Syrup, stem and seed 1 pasilla chile and tear into pieces. In a small saucepan combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, reduce the heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat, cool and pour the syrup (chiles and all) into a storage container.
Servings: 1


  • 6 to 10 ice cubes (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2ounces mezcal
  • 1/4 to 1/2ounce pasilla simple syrup (see note above)
  • 3dashes orange bitters


Scoop the ice cubes into a cocktail mixing glass, then measure in the mezcal, pasilla syrup and orange bitters. Stir for about 20 seconds to combine, chill and properly dilute the drink. Strain into a 10-ounce rocks glass and serve immediately.

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