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MEZCAL MARGARITA

Add a splash of smokiness to a margarita with mezcal. We recommend this cocktail if you love margaritas but are also a mezcal fan who enjoys the hint of smoke.

We’ve heard that the deep rich flavor makes the drink taste strong but the alcohol level is about the same as a standard ‘rita. We love this combo of smooth, mellow IXÁ Silver tequila, with the tartness of lime and the earthiness of mezcal.

Did you know margarita‘s are one of the most popular cocktails in the United States and tequila is the spirit of choice in our home State, California? With all that drinking, it’s good to understand the terms. What’s the difference between tequila and mezcal? When it comes down to semantics; tequila is a type of mezcal but here’s an easy way to understand the major differences:

  • Both are made with agave but tequila has more specific regulations
  • Tequila can only be produced from Blue Weber agave (agave tequilana) mainly in the Jalisco region of Mexico
  • Mezcal can be made with many more types of agave and the geographic territories are wider

When choosing mezcal look for a producer who uses traditional methods: roasting the agave hearts in a pit to impart the unique sweet and smoky flavor.

Pair this Mezcal Margarita with any Oaxacan foods especially mole, pisole and tlayuda. If you’re up for it: fried chapulines (crickets) are the perfect crunchy drinking snack.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 oz IXÁ Silver Tequila
  • 1 oz Mezcal
  • 1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup

PREPARATION

Combine all ingredients with ice in a shaker tin. Shake until tin goes frosty. Strain into a margarita glass. Garnish with fresh squeezed lime.Step up your game with a salt rim: wet rim of glass, put salt on a plate and dip glass into salt mixture before pouring cocktail.

Combine all ingredients with ice in a shaker tin. Shake until tin goes frosty. Strain into a margarita glass. Garnish with fresh squeezed lime.Step up your game with a salt rim: wet rim of glass, put salt on a plate and dip glass into salt mixture before pouring cocktail.

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