Are you looking to make the perfect margarita with a twist? Try using mezcal, the smoky and complex cousin of tequila, to make your next margarita truly stand out. With the right ingredients and a few simple steps, you can create a flavorful, unique drink that’s sure to turn heads.
2 oz tequila
1/2 oz mezcal
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz orange liqueur
3/4 oz simple syrup
- Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and add the tequila, mezcal, lime juice, orange liqueur, and simple syrup.
- Shake for about 15-20 seconds or until the outside of the shaker is cold.
- Strain the margarita into a tall glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with an orange twist, lime wedge, or a sprinkle of chili powder.
When it comes to tequila, there are many types to choose from. For a classic margarita, you’ll want to use a blanco or reposado tequila. These types of tequilas have a light smokiness and subtle sweetness that will pair nicely with the other ingredients. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can opt for a tequila with a more intense smokiness like an añejo or extra añejo.
Garnishes are a great way to add a unique touch to your margarita. For a simple garnish, a lime wedge or orange twist will do the trick. For something more complex, you can top your drink with a sprinkle of chili powder or a few drops of smoked bitters.
No matter what type of tequila you choose or what garnish you use, your homemade margarita with mezcal is sure to be a hit. Enjoy!
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