• Nick Veale

1, 2, 3 Mezcal Cocktails

I've been looking forward to this post for the last couple of weeks! Here is a selection of 6 Mezcal cocktails for you to enjoy! Let me know what you think.


Bottle Recommendation


Mezcal has slowly become more and more widely available in bottle shops over the last 2-3 years here in Sydney. Fortunately the most common is also the go-to for most bartenders and therefore works well in most Mezcal cocktails. Happy days!


Del Maguey Vida

Del Maguey has a series of small-batch mezcals, each with a slightly different flavour profile. Vida is the most affordable and also has the added benefit of being on the shelves of most Dan Murphy's that I visit these days. You're pretty much going to be spending $100 a bottle when you buy Mezcal. I buy Vida every time.


1 bottle cocktail recipe



Margo's Mezcal Avo Margarita

Glass: Coup/ Martini

Method: Shake and Fine strain

Ice: None

Garnish: Tajin Rim

1/4 of a Ripe Avocado

60ml Mezcal

30ml Lime Juice

22ml Agave Syrup

Prep your coup by using a cut lime to rub around the outside of the glasses rim and then hold the glass upside over a sink and sprinkle Tajin over it so that it sticks to the glass. Then place in the fridge/ freezer to chill.

Smash (muddle) the avo in the base of your shaker, add the remaining ingredients to your tin and shake for 8-10 seconds.

Fine strain into your chilled coup using a bar spoon to force the drinks through the strainer.


2 Bottle Cocktail Recipes


Mezcal Margarita

Glass: Rocks

Method: Shake and strain

Ice: Cubed

Garnish: Dehydrated lime wheel

Ingredients

45ml Mezcal

22ml Triple Sec

22ml Lime Juice

5ml Agave Syrup

1/2 pinch salt

Add all of the ingredients to your shaker and shake for 8-10 seconds.

Fine strain into a short glass over fresh ice.

Mad Mex Cocktail

Glass: Highball

Method: Build

Ice: Cubed

Garnish: Strip of cucumber wrapped around the inside of the glass

Ingredients

30ml Mezcal

30ml Tequila

Fill w/ Tonic water *

Prep your cucumber strip with a speed peeler and position it in the glass using the ice to hold it in place. Add all of the ingredients and lightly stir.

Using high-quality tonic water will make all the difference here. Fever-Tree will never let you down, with Tequila I'm a fan of Citrusy Tonics such as their Mediterranian Tonic.


3 Bottle Cocktails recipes



Jersey's Best Dancers

Glass: Rocks

Method: Build and Stir

Ice: Cubed

Garnish: Orange Zest

Ingredients

30ml Mezcal

30ml Suze

30ml Dry Vermouth

Add all of the ingredients to your glass along with the ice, (break out your big cubes or clear ice if you have it) stir and enjoy.

Gun Metal Blue

Glass: Coup/ Martini

Method: Shake and Fine strain

Ice: None

Garnish: Orange Zest Coin

Ingredients

45ml Mezcal

15ml Blue Curacao

7ml Peach Liqueur

22ml Lime Juice

10ml Cinnamon Syrup*

Add all of the ingredients to your shaker and shake for 8-10 seconds.

Fine strain into a chilled coup and garnish.

*To make Cinnamon Syrup. Combine 125g sugar with 125ml Boiling water in a saucepan and place on medium heat, whilst stirring to dissolve the sugar.

As soon as you see the syrup starting to boil remove from the heat and add 3-4 cinnamon sticks broken into shards. Cover and leave to sit overnight (around 10 hours should do the trick). Taste and bottle when you're happy with the flavour.

Fumata Bianca

Glass: Highball

Method: Stir and strain

Ice: Cubed

Garnish: Dehydrated Grapefruit Slice

Ingredients

22ml Mezcal

30ml Suze

30ml Blanco Vermouth

Top w/ soda water

Add the first three ingredients to your stirring glass with ice and stir until chilled.

Strain into a tall glass over fresh ice and top with the soda water.


Hopefully this gives you some Mezcal inspo!


Don't forget to tag me on social if you make any of these!


Have a great weekend.


Cheers,

Nick

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