Mezcal Cocktails to up your Cinco de Mayo drinks game.

Cinco de Mayo means plenty of tequila shots, usually not the best tequila.  Now is the time to step up your drinking game and time to enjoy Mezcal, tequila’s smokier cousin.  Mezcal adds a new dimension due to its earthy and smoky flavor profile.  Like tequila, mezcal mixes great with citrus juices, especially lime juice.  Below are some cocktails to up your game to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Juan to Juan

1 part Montelobos Mezcal

1 part Ancho Reyes Original

¾ part fresh lemon juice

½ part simple syrup

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Shake, serve in a coupe glass, garnish with a lemon wheel

Ancho Verde Margarita

1 part Milagro Silver Tequila

1 part Ancho Reyes Verde

1 part Fresh Lime Juice

1/3 part Agave Nectar

Add all ingredients to a shaker, add ice, shake hard and strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass with half its rim salted. Garnish with a lime wheel.

 

Montelobos Picador

2 parts Montelobos Mezcal
1 part fresh lime juice
½ part simple syrup

Combine ingredients over ice and shake well. Serve over

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