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Bitter Truth Cocktail

Staff Writer
Courtesy of Belly's Wine Bar

The Bitter Truth cocktail.

You're going to need some mezcal to act as a "hair of the dog" on New Year's Day. Hence the Bitter Truth brunch cocktail at Belly's Wine Bar, made with Del Maguey’s Vida mezcal and Bitterman's Xocolatl Mole bitters. 

Deliver Ingredients


  • 3/4 Ounces Del Maguey’s Vida Mezcal
  • 3/4 Ounces Cynar
  • 3/4 Ounces Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
  • 3/4 Ounces Punt e Mes
  • Pinch of salt
  • Lemon swath


Combine all ingredients besides salt in an ice filled rocks glass. Stir. Garnish with oil from lemon swath and pinch of salt.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.