This is a quick and dirty mash-up of the classic screwdriver and rusty nail cocktails:
– Scotch & Orange Juice –
Essentially, it’s a poor-man’s Germain Scotsman. I love the combination of smokey scotch and orange juice with a hit of that elderflower flavor, but sometimes you just want to cut costs at a bar. And they may not have the right scotch or the elderflower liqueur, either. So this is a cheap substitute.
This refreshing cocktail is super easy to make. Here’s what you need to make it:
- 1 freshly squeezed clementine (or substitute with orange)
- 1 packet sugar in the raw
- 1 bottle of spicy ginger beer
- mezcal (or substitute with tequila, sotol)
Add all ingredients except the ginger beer into a shaker with ice, and shake it the fuck up. Put as much mezcal in as you want! Pour over ice in a low ball glass. Fill it up between half and three quarters full. Then add ginger beer and stir before serving. Garnish with clementine rind to add a pop of bitter into the otherwise sweet drink, and rub the rind around the rim of the glass to get those citrus oils popping with each sip.