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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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
125 Calories
0g Fat
10g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 125
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 26mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)