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Main Squeeze From Belles Beach House

Belles Beach House Main Squeeze tropical cocktail

A mezcal refresher that fuels vacation vibes.

With this mezcal cocktail, beverage director Julien Calella of Belles Beach House in Venice, California, fuels vacation vibes. Orgeat and Thai basil lay down a rich and herbaceous base that’s brightened with fresh cucumber and citrus.


  • 1 1/2 oz. mezcal
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz. Thai basil syrup
  • 1/4 oz. orgeat
  • 2 cucumber slices
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:double rocks
  • Garnish:3 cucumber slices


Add all of the ingredients to the shaker and shake for 8-12 seconds until well chilled. Strain into glass over ice. Garnish.

Thai Basil SyrupIn a blender, add 2 parts of Thai basil and 5 parts of cold water. Blend until smooth, then strain through a cheesecloth into a container. Add equal parts sugar to the basil water by volume. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and the consistency is even. Will keep in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.

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