3 Tasty Mezcal Cocktails

What is Mezcal and why is it so special?

Mezcal is a distilled spirit made from the agave plant, like tequila, but there are 3 major differences between the two: they’re produced in different regions, made from different varieties of agave, distilled differently. 

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Let’s get to it!


Watermelon mezcal 

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Mezcal
  • 25 ml lime juice
  • 5- 7 watermelon chunks
  • 10 ml sugar syrup
  • 3- 4 ginger slices 
  • Ice: cubes and a big cube for the glass
  • Garnish: watermelon triangle

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • Cocktail strainer 
  • Tea strainer 
  • Rocks glass

The how to 

In your shaker add mezcal, lime juice, watermelon chunks, sugar syrup and the ginger. Add ice and shake well. Double strain it over your big ice cube in your glass. 


Pineapple delight 

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Mezcal
  • 25 ml lime juice
  • 75 pineapple juice 
  • 10 ml rosemary simple syrup
  • Garnish: rosemary branch 
  • Ice

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • Cocktail strainer 
  • Tea strainer 
  • Coupe glass

The how to 

In your shaker add mezcal, lime juice, pineapple juice, rosemary syrup, ice and shake well. Double strain in your glass with no ice and garnish with the rosemary branch. 


JS mezcal margarita 

Ingredients 

  • 75 ml Mezcal
  • 50 ml lime juice
  • 5 jalapeno slices
  • 2 strawberries 
  • Salt
  • Lime wedge 
  • Ice: cubes and crushed 
  • Garnish: strawberry(cut it in half and stick it on the rim of the glass/ cut it like a fan)

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • Cocktail strainer 
  • Tea strainer 
  • Rocks glass

The how to 

First we prepare your glass. With the lime wedge we make the rim of the glass sticky and with that we put the rim of the glass trough salt. In your shaker add mezcal, lime juice, jalapeno slices, strawberry slice, ice and shake real good. Pour the mix over your crushed  ice in your glass taking care that you do not touch the rim and garnish with your strawberry.  


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