Casa Mezcal has a line of authentic Mexican mezcal, Los Amantes, perfect for a margarita. House-made and blended salt varietals such as hibiscus, tamarind, avocado and grasshopper salt allow guests to personalize their potables while introducing new, tangy flavors to the traditional margarita and fresh fruit cocktails. Each salt is paired thoughtfully with its cocktail counterpart at Casa Mezcal and might make for an interesting twist to try at home. Mezcal is often seen as tequila’s darker, smokier brother, and is gaining momentum on the mixology scene. The in-demand artisanal spirit is made from the center of the agave plant, the piña, which is cooked in an oven or fire pit (hence its smoky flavor) for several days before being distilled in large vats or barrels. Though mezcal isn’t produced as widely or largely as tequila, there is a growing demand for the spirit in upscale cocktail bars. This is the recipe for the special Mezcal Margarita.
- 1 1/2 Ounce Los Amantes Joven Mezcal
- 1 1/2 Ounce Lime Juice
- 1/2 Ounce Royal Combiere
- 1/2 Ounce Agave Syrup
Shake, rim a glass with Casa Mezcal's signature grasshoper salt, and serve on the rocks.