Smoke & Mirrors Mezcal Cocktail - Imbibe Magazine Subscribe + Save

Smoke & Mirrors Mezcal Cocktail

mezcal cocktail

mezcal cocktail

The heat of jalapeño makes the pineapple and ginger flavors pop in this mezcal cocktail.

1½ oz. mezcal
½ oz. orange liqueur
1 oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. ginger syrup
½ oz. pineapple jalapeño syrup
1 fresh egg white (pasteurized, if you like)
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: cayenne mix (1:1:1 sugar to salt to cayenne)  

Dry shake all the ingredients together without ice to combine. Add ice, shake again to chill, then strain into a chilled glass. Garnish.

Ginger Syrup: Combine 1 cup of ginger juice with 1½ cups of simple syrup (1:1). Shake to combine.

Pineapple Jalapeño Syrup: Combine 1 cup of pineapple juice with 1 cup of superfine sugar and stir to dissolve. Chop up one medium-sized jalapeño and add to syrup, checking regularly until the desired amount of spice comes through (Yard usually lets it go for 24-48 hours).

Melissa Yard, Joséphine Wine Bar, Charleston

Did you enjoy this recipe? Sign up for our newsletter and get our favorite drink recipes of the moment in your inbox every month.

Enjoy This Article?

Sign up for our newsletter and get biweekly recipes and articles delivered to your inbox.

Send this to a friend