What makes a Mezcal Margarita so special?
Mezcal cocktails are having a moment right now, and with good reason. While both tequila and mezcal are made with the agave plant, these popular Mexican drinks are crafted differently, resulting in entirely different flavors. By adding a great mezcal like Montelobos Espadín to this time-honored drink, you can turn it into something smoky, delicious, and a little boujee to boot.
Amazing variations of the Mezcal Margarita to DIY
Once you’ve discovered the joys of shaking up a Margarita cocktail, we can almost guarantee that you will want to put your own spin on it eventually. Here are a few recipes to play around with when you do:
Spicy Mezcal Margarita recipe
Like things hot? Whip up an easy-peasy Jalapeño Mezcal Margarita recipe. All you need to do is add some freshly sliced jalapeños to the cocktail shaker when you mix up the rest of the ingredients to impart a kiss of spice.
Frozen Mezcal Margarita recipe
Mezcal Margarita recipes are very easy to adapt if you like a slushie texture. You simply add all the ingredients to a blender with some extra ice and pulse it until you achieve the level of cool, frostiness you prefer.
Skinny Mezcal Margarita recipe
The best Margarita recipe with mezcal for folks who are trying to keep things lean is the skinny version of this popular drink. Simply leave out the agave syrup to bring down the caloric value of the cocktail. You could also use orange extract instead of orange liqueur.
Orange Mezcal Margarita recipe
If you love the sweetly tart notes of orange in this Margarita recipe with mezcal, you could add orange juice instead of lime juice. Technically, this swap would inch your drink out of the ‘official’ Margarita category, but it will be delicious nonetheless.
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Ideal occasions to serve a Mezcal Margarita
Our smoky Mezcal Margarita recipe is so good that we tend to serve it up at just about any shindig you can name, but there are a few occasions that really call for this level of suaveness. This includes:
It kind of goes without saying that a Mexican-themed party isn’t exactly a Mexican party without some Margaritas in the mix. Serve it up with some mini tacos, ceviche, and churros for dessert, and you’ve got yourself the makings of a really tasty time.
Bubbly, wine, and beer are all good and well, but every birthday celebration needs a signature cocktail – especially if you are throwing a surprise party and want to push out the boat to treat the birthday human to something extra special.