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Aztec Negroni

A signature cocktail from El Copitas in St Petersburg who are voted 27th in The World’s Best Bars 2020.

Method

Pre-Batched

Glass

Old Fashioned

Category

Tequila/Mezcal

Ingredients

Tequila Blanco – 20ml

Del Maguey Vida Mezcal – 10ml

Italian Biter – 20ml

Red Sweet Vermouth – 30ml

Aztec Chocolate Bitters – 2-3 Dashes

Garnish

Orange Zest and Chocolate Skull

How To Make An Aztec Negroni

Cocktail is pre-batched and after-aged in bourbon barrel for 2-4 months.

 

Pour it into a frozen Old Fashioned glass with one big ice cube and garnish it with orange zest and a chocolate skull.

The History of El Copitas

The Aztec Negroni is one of the signature cocktails at El Copitas Bar, created as a Mexican variation of the classic Negroni. It is named in honor of the ancient Aztec’s culture.

 

El Copitas was opened by Artem Peruk and is found in a hidden basement in the heart of Russia, which isn’t the first place you would think of to host one of the world’s best agave bars! Inspired by Mexico, this speakeasy is run by a team of passionate professionals who work with seasonal ingredients and own a fine collection of rare alcohol, tequila and mezcal. However doesn’t come with the most normal success story

 

When they first opened they were not legally allowed to serve people and also didn’t have any chairs for their customers to sit on. After asking surrounding bars if they could lend just one chair and knowing the right people, they are a fully licensed bar and have climbed to 27th in The World Top 50 Bars.

 

This unique bar creates a sense of escapism as there are no windows or clocks. It allows you to fully submerge into the experience and forget about the outside world. The is only one table inside the venue which seats 25 customers, which forces strangers to sit togethers and communicate however the goal is to make everyone feel comfortable. There is a bartender at the end of the table making drinks and creating an experiential atmosphere like no other.

 

One of the most interesting facts about this unique bar is there is only one big concrete table inside which seats 25 guests around. Forcing strangers to sit and communicate with each other with a goal to make everyone feel comfortable and converse – with the bartender at the end of the table making drinks and creating an experience like no other.

 

Check out El Copitas Bar on Instagram.

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