Mezcal Margarita

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
This smoky take on a margarita has become my new go-to cocktail to whip together at home.

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Mezcal Margarita

This smoky take on a margarita has become my new go-to cocktail to whip together at home. Mezcal has a distinct taste that gets it’s flavor from slow-roasted and distilled hearts of agave plants – it’s tequila’s smokier cousin. I like combining the two liquors so that the smokiness isn’t overpowering in the cocktail.

Pair this twist on a classic Mexican margarita with some fish tacos for a complete Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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Mezcal Margarita

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Serves 1 (8-ounce) glass

Ingredients:

  • Coarse kosher salt, as needed
  • lime wedges
  • 1 ounce silver tequila
  • 1 ounce mezcal
  • 1 ounce cointreau
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce agave

Instructions:

  • Add kosher salt to a small bowl wide enough for the mouth of the glass to fit in. Rub the lime wedge around the rim of the glass then dip in the salt.
  • Add the tequila, mescal, cointreau, lime juice and agave to an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously then pour over the tumbler filled with ice.

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