Mezcal Margaritas Recipe

Mezcal Margaritas Recipe

Mezcal Margaritas Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ounces mezcal
  • 1 ounce Cointreau (or any orange liqueur)
  • ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • optional: agave nectar or simple syrup for sweetening, if desired
  • ice
  • optional: lime wedge and salt for rimming the glass

Instructions

  1. If you would like salt-rimmed glasses, begin by running a lime slice (the juicy part) around the top rim of a glass.  Fill a shallow bowl with salt, and dip the rim in the salt until it is covered with your desired amount of salt.  Set aside.
  2. Add mezcal, lime juice and Cointreau to a cocktail shaker, and shake or stir until combined.  Taste, and if you would like it to be sweeter (most people do!), stir in a half teaspoon of agave or simple syrup until the mix reaches your desired level of sweetness.
  3. Fill glass with ice.  Pour in the margarita mixture over the rocks.  Serve immediately, garnished with an extra lime wedge if desired.

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