Mezcal Cocktails Everyone Should Try on National Mezcal Day

In celebration of National Mezcal Day (October 21), we’ve rounded up two of our favorite smoky spirits recipes from Bodega and Sweet Liberty. Below find our mezcal-based picks from two of South Beach hot spots.

Bodega Pico Picante
Pico Picante – Photo Credit: Bodega Taqueria

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

Pico Picante –  Bev. Director Hayden Miller

  • 1.5 oz of Teremana Blanco 
  • 0.5 oz of Ilegal Joven Mezcal
  • 1.75 oz of Pico Mix (1 oz Cucumber Juice;  0.75 oz Jalapeño-Cilantro Syrup)
  • 0.75 oz Lime Juice
  • 2 Dash of Orange Bitters
  • Cucumber ribbon for garnish 

Directions: Combine all liquid ingredients in a shaker tin. Add ice. Shake roughly 20 seconds to combine ingredients thoroughly. The wet rim glass (preferably only the outside edge) dip into spiced salt using a lime wedge.  Strain shook ingredients over fresh ice in a rimmed glass and garnish with a cucumber ribbon.

Tasting Notes: Crisp cucumber combines with a subtle vegetal taste from cilantro and jalapeno. The light smoky essence of Ilegal Joven mezcal provides a backbone with the spiced rim bringing everything together for a truly balanced embodiment of the fresh ingredients behind both our Taco Shack and Lounge.

Sweet Liberty Mexico
Mexico – Photo Credit: Sweet Liberty

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company

Mexico – Bev. Director Naren Young

  • ¾ oz. Arette reposado                                                                                                     
  • ¾ oz. Abasolo whiskey                                                                                                     
  • ½ oz. Ojo de Tigre mezcal                                                                                               
  • ¼ oz Ancho Reyes                                                                                                             
  • ¼ oz. Nixta corn liqueur                                                                                                  
  • ¼ oz. agave nectar                                                                                                            
  • Three dashes of chocolate mole bitters                   

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin, add ice. Stir & strain on one large ice cube on a rock’s glass. Garnish with an orange twist & grated dark chocolate.
Tasting Notes: This is essentially a ‘Mexican’ Old Fashioned because all the ingredients are Mexican, hence the name. It is rich, smooth, sweet, spicy, complex, sublime.

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