1. In a cocktail shaker, combine 1 ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice, 3/4 ounce of simple syrup, and 2 ounces of mezcal. 00:35
2. Add ice to the cocktail shaker. Cover the shaker with a mixing glass. Shake for 10 seconds and pour the cocktail though a strainer, into a glass. Serve immediately. 01:17
What You'll Need
- Cocktail strainer
- Cocktail shaker
- Cocktail glass
- Lime juice, fresh (1 ounce)
- Simple syrup (3/4 ounce)
- Mezcal (2 ounces)
To produce mezcal, agave plants are harvested one by one. The agave
hearts are roasted in earthen pits and crushed using a traditional,
horse-powered millstone. This is where mezcal gets its smoky flavor.
During pre-Colombian times, mezcal was declared to be “a gift from the gods” by high priests and was used exclusively during sacrificial ceremonies.
Quality mezcal will be smooth, amber-colored, and aged in oak barrels.
Simple syrup is made by combining water and sugar to create a liquid sweetener that is used in many cocktails. It is typically made using a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water. To learn more about making simple syrup, visit Julian Cox’s “How to Make Simple Syrup” tutorial located at the bottom of the page.