Garnish with lime slices and a sprig of mint as desired. What are you doing with this drink? The classic Mezcal cocktail is a light, fizzy beverage that combines tequila and ginger beer infused with a lime for a tart kick. What’s a lush to do? Yes, I was desperate. for a complete recipe demonstration please watch our video. The only thing missing was of course some tequila. Read the label on your bottle to determine more about how your particular Mezcal brand is made. Mittie (the author) calls this recipe a Mezcal Buck. For the casual drinker it’s all about the flavor. Just don’t fall into your pool. This exotic sipper from Imbibe's 2013 Cocktail Bar of the Year, Pouring Ribbons, is a little smoky, a little nutty and perfectly bright. These mezcal cocktail recipes, featuring tequila's smokier cousin, taste just as good as they look. Get drunk and eat a worm. And that’s when I panicked. 1 1/2 oz. 1 avocado from Mexico, halved, pitted and peeled 6 ounces white mezcal 6 ounces fresh lime juice 4 ounces light agave nectar 3 ounces Midori 2 ounces Cointreau In a blender, combine Bring a little mayhem to your mouth with this beer cocktail’s complex combination of sweet, sour, smoky, bitter and bubbly. You can also subscribe without commenting. There are also some differences in the production process between the liquors. The mezcal has tasting notes of roasted pineapple and is mild, which makes it well-suited for this light cocktail. However, tequila originated in the town of tequila and can be made only with the blue agave plant. That’s great. So don’t get sucked into that fantasy. I was desperate and didn’t want to run to the store again, so I decided to pop open the aged and dusty bottle of Mezcal we had in the back of our liquor cabinet. I did buy a bottle with a worm (Not appealing in my opinion) Just so you can see it. We’d love to SEE your Homemade food Junkie recipes. The burgundy juice from the blood red oranges combined with the pinkish red juice of the Cara Cara Oranges was a surprisingly tart and yet sweet combination. Add 2 cups of ice and blend until smooth. This Mexican drink is a light refresher. Add remaining ingredients, […], Avocado Mezcal Cocktail by Junior Merino. And yep. Yield: about 5 cups. Mezcal takes the Tia Mia, a Mai Tai riff invented by Ivy Mix of Leyenda in Brooklyn, on a trip South of the border. Here’s a quick walkthrough for you. The recipe is easy to create and makes the perfect summer drink. Legend has it ‘The worm’ was added as a proof of alcohol for tourists back in the day (“Oh you don’t think we are selling you water do you? Set aside. Here are a few more Mexican cocktails to wet your whistle. This tequila-and-mezcal drink with apple cider and ginger beer is a delicious tipple for the fall or winter. Just NOT for humans. This fizzy and refreshing Mezcal cocktail makes a delicious and light summer refreshment. In this cocktail from Chicago bartender Julia Momose, earthy mezcal meets its match in fresh carrot juice, sweetened with an easy cinnamon syrup and brightened with a touch of lime. Your brand choices matter with Mezcal. Salting the rim is unnecessary but if you do want salt-keep it a light salted rim. Mezcal is often used to add a touch of its distinctive lightly smoky character to cocktails based on other spirits particularly tequila. And it really is an aphrodisiac. Raul Ystorza balances this drink’s bold spice and herb elements with a light, fruity blanco mezcal. What else have you got to do anyway? Try the Smoky Paloma cocktail today. Slice 1/2 of your fresh lime into very thin slices. Averna1/4 oz. Roughly translating to “dry smoke,” this cocktail balances the potency of mezcal with the brightness of hibiscus and ginger. Top with a … The printable recipe card is below this visual process tour. They are found in the agave plant. Bottom Line: Mezcal is getting more popular and the distilleries are working to upscale and market to a wider market. You don't need to be in the Arctic to enjoy this mezcal cocktail recipe. Just NOT for humans. A sprig of mint also help brighten the flavor if you bruise it. AFFILIATE NOTIFICATION:As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs we earn a small commission from qualifying purchases through our affiliate link. We love your interest in our work. What I won’t do for you guys. So read your label and decide what agave nectar you like. Kayti and Diane the Co-Founders of  Homemade Food Junkie blog. Winemag.com has written an in depth article on the various differences between tequila and Mezcal. I…. Home » Cocktails » Mezcal Cocktail Recipe with Fresh Lime and Ginger Beer, Posted on April 21, 2020 By: Author Diane. Learn how your comment data is processed. Add sage water, mezcal, lemon juice and agave syrup to a shaker with ice and shake. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. We like the simple lime slices for a bit of color and the additional lime it adds to the drink. Feel free to adjust the drink ingredients to accommodate your preferred brand. Strain into a rocks glass or Mason jar over fresh ice. Tag us with your pictures and stories on our instagram page, ice as needed for shaker and serving glass. In fact, the better brands do not include it. simple syrup (1:1)4 fresh, seasonal berriesCrushed iceTools: muddler, barspoonGlass: Old FashionedGarnish: skewed raspberry, 2 drops of mezcal In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle berries with simple syrup. How did that taste??? The Paloma is a classic Mexican cocktail made with lime juice, tequila and grapefruit soda. lime1/4 oz. 1 avocado from Mexico, halved, pitted and peeled 6 ounces white mezcal 6 ounces fresh lime juice 4 ounces light agave nectar 3 ounces Midori 2 ounces Cointreau In a blender, combine all ingredients; whirl until combined. To make the syrup we steep hibiscus tea bags (which should be easy to find at your local Mezcal originated in Oaxaca uses any number of agave plants in its distillation process. Drink responsibly. Ay yay yay!!! We hope you find Homemade Food Junkie helpful and informative. You are here: All content within the blog posts on this site is the sole intellectual property of Diane Williams LLC and protected under United States copyright laws: Copyright © 2020 Homemade Food Junkie | The Wisteria on Trellis Framework by Mediavine, Mezcal Cocktail Recipe with Fresh Lime and Ginger Beer. rye whiskey1/2 oz. Makes 1 cocktail It’s easy to make for a poolside drink, weekender or just pretty much anytime. Some bottles of Mezcal do have either the white worm as you see below or red colored. Mittie (the author) calls this recipe a Mezcal Buck. You DON’T need a worm in your bottle to prove it’s really authentic Mezcal. The short answer is tequila is a type of Mezcal. Peppery rye whiskey meets up with a mishmash of seasonal berries in this frosty sipper. Making your drinks at home is cheaper and keeps you off the road. HaHa! This cocktail is a boozy version of agua de jamaica, made by mixing mezcal with lime juice and a homemade hibiscus-rosemary syrup. The Mezcal flavors depend on the agave used mostly. This sweet-and-citrusy drink calls for not one but three different types of spirits: tequila, mezcal and vodka. And it really is an aphrodisiac. Follow us and Tag us with your pictures and stories on our instagram page.