Division Bell
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Division Bell
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.5 / 5
The Division Bell is a vibrant cocktail that harmoniously blends the smokiness of mezcal with the bitter-sweetness of Aperol, the tartness of lime juice, and the subtle sweetness of maraschino ... more The Division Bell is a vibrant cocktail that harmoniously blends the smokiness of mezcal with the bitter-sweetness of Aperol, the tartness of lime juice, and the subtle sweetness of maraschino cherry. Served in a classic cocktail glass, this drink offers a flavorful journey with its complex layering of tastes. Its unique combination not only provides a distinct smoky citrus profile but also showcases the versatility of mezcal in modern cocktails. The Division Bell is perfect for those looking to explore sophisticated flavors and enjoy a contemporary twist on traditional cocktail crafting. Ideal for aficionados searching for a mezcal cocktail or a refreshing, complex drink option.
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Base ingredient
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Mezcal
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15.97% | 1.45 units *
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
22.5ml ¾oz 2.3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
22.5ml ¾oz 2.3cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Division Bell is a striking dance of flavors where the bold smokiness of mezcal gracefully counters the bittersweetness of Aperol and is uplifted by the sharp tang of lime juice. The maraschino cherry adds a subtle sweetness that acts like a delicate ribbon tying all these robust elements into a well-balanced yet adventurous cocktail experience. This concoction is a testament to the creativity in modern mixology, appealing especially to those who appreciate a smoky twist to their citrusy refreshments.

Method
How to make a Division Bell

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Start by combining all of your ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, ensuring a smooth blend
Vigorously shake the mixture for 10-15 seconds, or until the outside of the shaker feels frosty, indicating it's well-chilled
Next, grab a glass from the fridge or freezer to preserve the cocktail's chill
Carefully strain the shaken mixture into this chilled glass, leaving any unwanted ice chips behind
Lastly, take a moment to admire your creation before taking the first sip of your perfectly crafted cocktail

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Division Bell cocktail?

The Division Bell cocktail is a relatively modern creation, named after the 1994 Pink Floyd album. It is a popular drink in the craft cocktail scene, known for its use of mezcal and its smoky, complex flavor profile.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different spirit for mezcal in the Division Bell?

While mezcal provides a distinctive smoky flavor that is central to the identity of the Division Bell, you can substitute it with tequila for a less smoky variant. However, this will significantly alter the taste and character of the cocktail.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with a Division Bell?

The Division Bell, with its smoky, slightly bitter, and citrus notes, pairs well with Mexican cuisine, particularly dishes that include lime and cilantro. It can also complement grilled seafood or a light salad for a refreshing contrast.

FAQ

How do I achieve the perfect cold temperature for serving the Division Bell without shaking or stirring?

To achieve the perfect cold temperature for the Division Bell without shaking or stirring, you can chill each ingredient in the refrigerator beforehand. Also, serving the cocktail in a pre-chilled cocktail glass can help maintain its cold temperature.

FAQ

Is the Division Bell suitable for those new to mezcal?

Yes, the Division Bell can be a great introduction to mezcal due to its balanced mix with Aperol, lime juice, and maraschino cherry. The cocktail highlights mezcal's smoky flavor without overwhelming those who may be new to this spirit.

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