Mezcal Margarita Recipe (aka Mezcalita)

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Mezcal Margarita Recipe (aka Mezcalita)

There's no surprise that Margaritas are one of the world's favourite cocktail recipes, with all it's various versions and adaptations. If you love smokey flavours, you're gonna love the Mezcal Margarita (aka Mezcalita). 

If you're reading this and wondering what is mezcal, let us quickly fill you in. Mezcal is a type of alcohol made from the agave plant. Here’s an interesting fact: tequila is mezcal, but not all mezcal is tequila. Tequila is made from only one type of agave plant (blue agave), but mezcal can be made from 11 different varieties of agave. The biggest difference between them is that for mezcal, the agave is cooked in pits in the ground. This is what gives it that signature smoky flavour!

All the same rules apply here - you can be as creative as you like with swapping your fruits for quirky and fun flavours (Jalapenos maybe, as so many of you love a spicy marg, so not create your own Spicy Mezcal Margarita?!)

Serves: 1

Prep time: 3 Minutes

Nutrition: 157 Calories


  • 2 ounces mezcal
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec 
  • 1/2 ounce agave syrup
  • Pineapple slices, for garnish (optional)
  • Lime wheels, for garnish (optional)
  • Kosher salt and chili powder for garnish (optional)


    1. Add mezcal, lime juice, pineapple juice, triple sec and agave syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until well-chilled.

    2. Strain into a glass over fresh ice.

    3. Serve with a salted rim, if desired. You can add a few pinches of chili powder to the salt for a kick of flavour. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and lime wheel.

    Category: Drinks Cuisine: Cocktail

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