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Camarón Cocktail

Reprinted with permission from Mezcal and Tequila Cocktails: Mixed Drinks for the Golden Age of Agave by Robert Simonson, copyright © 2021. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Photography copyright: Lizzie Munro © 2021

Recipe by: ROBERT SIMONSON, BROOKLYN (2019)

The Cameron’s Kick, a 1920s drink of uncertain origin, is one of my favorite unsung cocktails. Some crazy bartender decided that mixing Scotch, Irish whiskey, and orgeat might be a good idea, and I’m very grateful that they did. Knowing how well tequila and mezcal play together in many of the modern agave cocktails I enjoy, I thought perhaps they might perform well in this drink. Indeed, they did. The tequila steps in for the Irish whiskey and the smoky mezcal for the equally smoky Scotch. Sometimes the simplest ideas work best. It is named for a battle between the Mexican army and the French Foreign Legion in 1863.

Reprinted with permission from Mezcal and Tequila Cocktails: Mixed Drinks for the Golden Age of Agave by Robert Simonson, copyright © 2021. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Photography copyright: Lizzie Munro © 2021

Camarón Cocktail

Robert Simonson
Knowing how well tequila and mezcal play together in many of the modern agave cocktails I enjoy, I thought perhaps they might perform well in this drink. Indeed, they did.
Course Cocktail
Servings 1 drink

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 1 ounce mezcal
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat

Instructions
 

  • Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe. (No garnish.)

Notes

Reprinted with permission from Mezcal and Tequila Cocktails: Mixed Drinks for the Golden Age of Agave by Robert Simonson, copyright © 2021. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Photography copyright: Lizzie Munro © 2021Reprinted with permission from Mezcal + Tequila Cocktails: Mixed Drinks for the Golden Age of Agave by Robert Simonson, copyright © 2021. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Photography copyright: Lizzie Munro © 2021
Keyword Mezcal, Orgeat, Spirits, Tequila

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