Mezcal and creamy horchata are a match made for sipping by the warmth of a cozy fire, just as the Fireside’s name suggests. It’s the creation of Brandon Matzek, a San Diego-based food writer and photographer. Matzek calls for only a bit of mezcal to bring a touch of smoke alongside an aged tequila, bolstered by the warm spice of cinnamon syrup and walnut bitters.
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled short glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
- Fireside Horchata Cocktail by Brandon Matzek