Regardless of the time of year, we like to keep a batch of Roasted Pineapple Mezcal on hand. It's the perfect addition to tiki cocktails like the Piña Ximénez and also enjoyable to sip slowly on its own. This time around, we're using it as a base for an exotic take on the Old Fashioned cocktail.
As in the classic Old Fashioned recipe, we start by muddling sugar in bitters. Then we substitute bourbon for the smoky-caramelized flavors of our Roasted Pineapple Mezcal and stir in ice for 15 seconds. Finally, we flame a stick of cinnamon until smoldering for garnish.