How to make a Mezcal Old Fashioned for National Tequila Day

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EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) -- It's National Tequila Day, and while some restaurants may be offering deals on the popular liquor, a bartender is helping to show you how to make a mezcal old fashioned in your kitchen.

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Lead bartender at The Barn Steakhouse Jeff Bradshaw is giving an easy demonstration with step-by-step instructions to make the drink.

Mezcal Old-Fashioned

- 2 oz. Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
- 1/4 oz. Mathilde Liqueur Orange XO

- 1/4 oz. Demerara simple syrup
- 2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters

Mix together and garnish with orange swath (piece of peel with a thin layer of pith).
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