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Mezcal Gimlet 02:01

Brian Floyd

This bright and balanced cocktail is tart, sweet, and full of smokey mezcal flavor.

Mezcal Gimlet 02:01

Brian Floyd

This bright and balanced cocktail is tart, sweet, and full of smokey mezcal flavor.

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The Steps

  1. 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. 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

Equipment 

- Jigger 
- Cocktail strainer 
- Cocktail shaker 
- Cocktail glass 

Ingredients 

- Lime juice, fresh (1 ounce) 
- Simple syrup (3/4 ounce) 
- Mezcal (2 ounces) 
- Ice

Chef Notes

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.


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Brian Floyd is a bartender at Austin's craft cocktail bar, Weather Up. Weather Up has been named one of the "10 Best Bars in ... read more