Open our bar and you'll find plenty a bottle of tequila. But lately, we've been making room for mezcal too. Though produced with the heart of the agave plant, like tequila, mezcal is produced by roasting the pina. This produces a smokier, earthier spirit that is delicious as a sipping spirit but also for cocktails. We suggest first trying mezcal straight and then experimenting with added flavors. When you're ready, we have a few ideas. Salud.
This smoky cocktail doesn’t pull any punches, using serrano peppers as a main flavor. If you haven't used serranos, the pepper is similar to the jalapeño in size but much hotter in taste. Keep in the mind the smaller the pepper the hotter it is, so choose wisely! The heat is tempered by agave, while a squirt of lime juice cuts through the sweetness.