Sierra Madre Sunrise Recipe

A mezcal cocktail for all seasons. Elana Lepkowski

This mezcal drink, made with bittersweet Aperol and fresh lemon, can go two ways: with Angostura bitters, it's spicy-earthy-cinnamony. Or try chocolate bitters, which play up the sweet and bitter orange flavors in the Aperol.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

Rate & Comment


  • 1 ounce mezcal, such as Del Maguey Vida
  • 3/4 ounce Aperol
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 to 3 dashes of either Angostura or chocolate bitters, such as Scrappy’s
  • 3 ounces club soda
  • Lemon peel, for garnish


  1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add mezcal, Aperol, lemon juice, and bitters. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Fill a rocks glass with fresh ice. Add club soda to glass and strain cocktail on top. Garnish with lemon peel.

Special equipment

cocktail shaker and strainer

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