The Naked & Famous: Expensive Mezcal vs. Cheaper Mezcal

Today we’re going to make the naked & famous cocktail twice: once with expensive mezcal and once with cheap mezcal. Bookmark the recipe here:

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The Naked & Famous is a mezcal cocktail, but how does it fair when you use a $100 bottle of Mezcal instead of a $40 bottle? Is it that much better, or is it actually worse as we’ve found with so many other cocktails. We explore this with Montelobos Tobala against their standard Espadín variety to find the differences. Here is our Tobala review if you want to know more about this $100 mezcal:

The Naked & Famous
0.75 oz Mezcal
0.75 oz Aperol
0.75 oz Yellow Chartreuse
0.75 oz Fresh grapefruit juice

This drink brings some bitter, with the use of Aperol, but won’t be as bitter as a campari drink, however, you’ll find that the overall cost of this cocktail isn’t cheap. All the ingredients besides the grapefruit juice are fairly costly.

Overall, however, the drink holds it’s own no matter what brand of mezcal you’re using, but you’re probably going to want to like a smokey cocktail before dipping into these waters.

Table of Contents

00:00 Introduction
01:25 The Recipe
02:08 Cocktails & Sandwiches
03:25 The Pour, Naked and Famous
04:02 Love to Steven V – Executive Producer
04:47 Can you tell the difference?
07:27 Derrick’s pick
09:11 Dan’s thoughts
09:45 Chartreuse reaction
11:20 Death & Company opinions
12:18 Covid Cohort
12:43 Outtro

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