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Marzipan Old Fashioned

Image: Jessie Gibson

Beverage director Cody Pruitt melts De La Rosa peanut marzipan candies into a marzipan syrup to sweeten this mezcal- and tequila-based Old Fashioned. A touch of oloroso sherry echoes the nutty flavors from the peanut-studded candy.


  • 1 oz Los Amantes joven mezcal
  • 3/4 oz Espolón reposado tequila
  • 1/4 oz Lustau oloroso sherry
  • 1/4 oz Marzipan syrup*


  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir.

  2. Strain into a double rocks glass over a large ice cube.

  3. *Marzipan syrup: Simmer 3 cups crushed De La Rosa peanut marzipan candies and 3 cups water until the sugar is dissolved and only the peanut pieces are left floating. Strain through a chinois and bottle. Keeps for up to 6 days refrigerated.