Cheryl Talks with Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal’s Founder Ron Cooper

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Host and Exciting Foods Expert Cheryl Alters Jamison talks with Ranchos de Taos-based Ron Cooper about his surprise success as America’s mezcal ambassador. His mezcal is artisanal, organic, and sustainable, and supports economic development in many Oaxacan villages.

Garnish: Wide Orange PeelLa Vida BuenaRelevant Digital Images and Website Info: delmaguey.com

Credit for recipe: Del Maguey

3 Dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters

La Vida Buena
A negroni-like mezcal cocktail

1.5 oz. Del Maguey Vida Single Village Mezcal
3/4 Ounce Carpano Antica
3/4 Ounce Aperol

3 Dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters
Garnish: Wide Orange Peel
Glass: Rocks
In a tall mixing glass, over ice, add all ingredients. Stir thoroughly to chill. Strain over a large (2×2 cube). Garnish with wide orange peel.