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10 Mezcal Cocktails to Try This Winter
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Mezcal is a unique spirit that is made from agave and has a smoky flavor. It is perfect for winter cocktails because it can help keep you warm! In this blog post, we will share 10 mezcal cocktails that you should try this winter. We will include recipes for each cocktail so you can make them at home.

1. What Is Mezcal?

Mezcal is a type of alcohol that is made from the agave plant. It is distilled in a copper pot and has a smoky flavor, which makes it perfect for winter cocktails.

Where Does Mezcal Come From?

Mezcal comes from Mexico. It is made in the state of Oaxaca, and there are many different types of mezcal.

What Is Mezcal Used For?

Mezcal is often used in cocktails. It can be mixed with other liquors to create unique and delicious drinks.

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How Do You Make Mezcal?

To make mezcal, the agave plant is cooked until it is soft. Then, it is distilled in a copper pot and has a smoky flavor.

Now that you know more about mezcal, let’s take a look at some of the best cocktails that you can try this winter!

The Different Types Of Mezcal

There are many different types of mezcal, and each one has its unique flavor. Some of the most popular types of mezcal include:

  1. Espadin mezcal. This type of mezcal is made from the espadin agave plant. It has a smoky flavor and is perfect for cocktails.
  2. Tepeztate mezcal. This type of mezcal is made from the tepeztate agave plant. It has a fruity flavor and is perfect for sipping.
  3. Wild turkey mezcal. This type of mezcal is made from wild turkey agave plants. It has a smoky flavor and is perfect for cocktails.

How To Drink Mezcal

Mezcal has a long and interesting history. It is thought to have originated in the area that is now known as Oaxaca, Mexico. It was made by the indigenous people of Mexico, and it was originally used for religious ceremonies. Mezcal was eventually introduced to the general population, and it became a popular drink.

Today, mezcal is enjoyed by people all over the world. Now that you know more about mezcal, let’s take a look at how to drink this unique spirit. Mezcal can be enjoyed in many different ways. And it is perfect for winter cocktails because of its smoky flavor. Keep reading as will share some of our favorite ways to drink it below.

Sipping Mezcal

Mezcal is perfect for sipping on those cold winter nights. The smoky flavor of mezcal is the perfect thing to warm you up!

Mixing Mezcal With Other Liquors

Mezcal can be mixed with other liquors to create unique and delicious cocktails. For example, you could mix mezcal with bourbon to create a smoky Manhattan cocktail.

Serving Mezcal In Cocktails

Mezcal can also be used in classic cocktails like Margaritas and Mojitos. It adds a unique smoky flavor that will excite your taste buds.

Now you know about the different types of mezcal and how to drink them. Next, let’s take a look at some of the best cocktails that you can make with this unique spirit.

Mezcal Cocktail Recipes

Mezcal is becoming more popular every day. These drinks are sure to keep you warm and cozy on those cold winter nights. So don’t miss out on trying these delicious wintertime cocktails.

Taking Chances

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Mezcal Rosaluna
  • 0.75 oz Lo-fi Gentian Amaro
  • 0.75 oz Gonzales Byass Dry Vermouth
  • 2 dashes of Orange bitters
  • Garnish: Lemon twist and a flower

Instructions:

  1. Build all of your ingredients in a mixing glass with a bit of ice.
  2. Stir well, strain into a coupe, and garnish with your twist and flower.

Midnight Magic

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Vanilla & cinnamon-infused Mezcal Rosaluna*
  • 0.75 oz Passion fruit liqueur (CHINOLA is our fave)
  • 0.75 oz Lime juice
  • 0.5 oz Simple syrup
  • 1 bar spoon Mascarpone cheese (optional, but so worth it)
  • A splash of Ros茅 champagne
  • Garnish: The perfect lime twist

Instructions:

  1. Grab a mixing tin and add the mezcal, liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup, and mascarpone cheese.
  2. Shake it all well and strain it into a chilled coupe.
  3. Top with champagne and garnish away.

Cuffing Season

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Mezcal Rosaluna
  • 0.75 oz Local honey
  • 0.5 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 4-5 oz Hot water
  • Garnish: Lemon wheel & cinnamon stick

Instructions:

      1. Pour Rosaluna, drizzle honey, and squeeze lemon juice int a 6 oz tempered mug.
      2. Top it off with hot water and stir until the honey is dissolved.

All Buttered Up

Ingredients:

    • 4 oz Hot water
    • 2 oz Mezcal Rosaluna
    • 2 tbsp Batter*
    • Garnish: Star anise & cinnamon

Instructions:

      1. Grab a warm mug and stir the batter* and Mezcal together.
      2. Slowly add half the hot water, stirring it all together before adding in the remainder.
      3. Give it one final stir, garnish, and indulge.

*Batter Recipe
Ingredients:

    • 1 stick Butter (brought to room temp)
    • 3/4 cup Packed brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
    • 1/8 teaspoon Ground allspice
    • 1/8 teaspoon Ground ginger
    • 1/8 teaspoon Maldon Salt

The Antidote

Ingredients:

    • 1.5 oz Mezcal Rosaluna
    • 1. oz Vermouth
    • 0.75 oz Aperitivo
    • Garnish: Grapefruit swath

Instructions:

      1. Stir the ingredients with a bit of ice
      2. Strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with more ice.
      3. Garnish with grapefruit

Daily Grind

Ingredients:

    • 1.5 oz Mezcal Rosaluna
    • 0.5 oz Lime juice
    • 4 oz Thomas Henry Ginger Beer
    • Garnish: Lime shell and candied ginger

Instructions:

      1. Open a (ginger) beer and slice the lime.
      2. Build a drink in a chilled mule mug then fill with fresh ice.
      3. Garnish with lime shell and piece of candied ginger on a pick.

The New Old Fashioned

Ingredients:

    • 1.5 oz Reposado tequila
    • 0.5 oz Mezcal Rosaluna
    • 1 tsp Agave nectar
    • 2 dashes Bitters
    • Garnish: Flamed orange peel

Instructions:

      1. Add bitters, agave nectar, tequila, and mezcal into a glass and stir.
      2. Then add ice, stir to chill, and garnish with flamed orange peel.

Seventeen Fifty

Ingredients:

    • 0.75 oz Mezcal Rosaluna
    • 0.75 oz Lime juice
    • 0.75 oz Aperol
    • 0.75 oz Yellow Chartreuse

Instructions:

      1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake until chilled.
      2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Wake TF Up

Ingredients:

    • 1.25 oz Mezcal Rosaluna
    • 1 oz Black coffee
    • 0.75 oz Amaro (California Fernet is our fave)
    • 0.75 oz Simple syrup
    • Garnish: Shaved Mexican chocolate (ugh, yum)

Instructions:

      1. Build the ingredients in a mixing tin.
      2. Add ice, shake well, and strain into a chilled coupe.
      3. Garnish with a LOT of Mexican chocolate.

LFG

Ingredients:

    • 2 oz Mezcal Rosaluna
    • 0.75 oz Lime juice
    • 0.75 oz Honey syrup
    • Garnish: One 0.25 inch thick jalape帽o slice

Instructions:

      1. Combine the Mezcal, lime, honey and jalapeno in a shaker, then shake until chilled.
      2. Pour about 2 oz of the chilled soda water into the shaker tin.
      3. Strain into a Collins glass with ice and garnish with a jalapeno.

Cheers!

We hope you enjoyed this list of great wintertime mezcal cocktails. These drinks are perfect for winter gatherings or just cozy nights at home. And mezcal is great for just warming up your palate on any chilly day. Tell us below which great recipe cocktail you want or have tried. We’d love to know how you liked it.

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