I just love a smokey mezcal. So, when I saw that this cocktail featured both tequila and mezcal, I immediately jumped on board.
A PERFECTLY BALANCED DRINK
I realize some people might not love a smokey note in their drink as much as I do. However, this well-balanced drink features a little bit of sweetness in the form or lime and maple syrup and some earthy notes in the form of chartreuse. So, even if you are skeptical of mezcal, I recommend giving this a try. This may just be your gateway drink into the mezcal phenomenon.
Like many craft cocktails, this little drink goes down easy but packs a punch. The night we made these to sample and shoot, we may or may not have ended up talking incoherently about life, love and the best flip flops until 3 am.
1 1/2 Oz Reposado Tequila
3/4 Oz Lime Juice
1/2 Oz Grade B Maple Syrup
1/3 Oz Green
1/4 Oz Smokey Mezcal
4 Drops 20% Saline (optional)
Add all the ingredients to your shaker.
Add ice and shake for about 12 seconds.
Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with lime