Fireside Horchata Cocktail

"Here's a frothy cocktail recipe you can cozy up to this Christmas: Fireside Horchata. The sweet notes of the aged tequila pair beautifully with the horchata while the mezcal and bitters add a hints of smoke and intrigue. "
-- @brandiego

Fireside Horchata Cocktail

2 oz homemade horchata (recipe here)

1 oz @altostequila Reposado

1/2 oz mezcal

1/2 oz cinnamon syrup (homemade recipe below)

2 dashes Black Walnut Bitters

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake well, then strain into a short glass with ice. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Cinnamon Syrup

7 to 8 small cinnamon sticks (3-inch)

2 cups water

2 cups sugar

Start by crushing cinnamon sticks in a plastic zip top bag. Shake cinnamon shards into a medium saucepan with water and  sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat to low, simmer for 5 mins, then cover and let rest for at least 4 hours (better overnight!). Strain well and store in the fridge.