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Mezcal is a really diverse spirit to use in cocktails. It seems to like to be paired with many different types of flavors and work successfully. This time I wanted to highlight another favorite ingredient of mine as well, which is Matcha Green Tea.
There’s a couple of things that I really love. One of which is Mezcal and the other was orgeat syrup. The reserved rum balances this cocktail perfectly and provides this classic gem a whole new dimension. May you imbibe well
This drink is a twist on the classic Manhattan cocktail. As you probably guessed its made with Mezcal replacing the Bourbon or Rye. In this case I used Scorpion Reposado that is aged in oak casks for 6 months which gives it a smokey flavor but, also nice warm wood tones as well.
This cocktail is duly named after its wonderful color scheme and also because of its many layers of flavors. The Ginger gives the Mezcal a perfect amount of spice, the strawberry cools it down and then the celery purée adds a wonderful green layer to the mix and what you have is a great Summer time cocktail.
I love Mezcal, its just simply my favorite spirit to work with, drink and enjoy. Its smoky and rich flavors just dance all over my palate. Once again I was looking for a vegetable to pair it with then I had an aha moment and decided to use celery which I pureed (to get it out faster during restaurant service).
The saying goes that only two thing are certain in life – death and taxes. We would say that this is pretty accurate. In homage to this adage, a drink called Death and Taxes has been created. It will be a well earned treat after sending in that check to the taxman! …Read More
This is a different type of mezcal that what you might be used to. Usually, mezcal has a smoky flavor that is imparted when the pina, which is the heart of the agave plants, are roasted in pit ovens dug into the ground. This process has been used to make mezcal for over two hundred years, and it is this roasting that gives mezcal the smoky aroma and taste you associate with it. However, the Zignum Mezcal utilizes a process that is similar to one of the processes used to make tequila. Rather than roast the pina in pit ovens, they are cooked in an autoclave, which is a big clay oven, that doesn’t impart the smoke that roasting in the pit ovens imparts. …Read More
1 ½ oz Herradura Reposado
½ oz Lemon Juice
1 ½ oz Peach Juice
1 ½ oz Earl Grey tea
¼ oz Simple Syrup
¼ oz Mezcal
1 Lemon Twist
1 Peach Slice
Fill a high ball with good quality cubed ice. Add all ingredients and stir thoroughly with a bar spoon. Garnish with a long lemon twist and/or a peach slice.
Courtesy of Herradura Reposado.
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