This simple and fresh margarita with just 4 ingredients will have you lapping up the heat all summer, feeling fresh.
I know there are a lot of margarita recipes out there that call for a lot of sugar, but I'm here to tell you that sugar is probably half of your hangover and it's not necessary! Especially if you let your taste buds adjust.
Why this cocktail recipe works
Freshly squeezed lime, silver tequila and a dash of agave syrup all sing together while smoked mezcal adds depth and mystery to the overall flavor profile, keeping your taste buds intrigued.
The recipe is pretty simple using just limes, tequila, agave and mezcal.
This works best with
- silver tequila
- organic agave
- aged mezcal
- fresh squeezed lime juice
It is important to use fresh squeezed lime juice. A simple citrus juicer can make this go a lot quicker.
Purchased lime juice is thicker and often tangier so it might need to be watered down a tad. It will still taste good, but not as good as fresh squeezed lime juice.
The mezcal adds character and depth. It's the ingredient that makes this a little more interesting than a typical margarita. Like adding a third dimension to the flavor profile.
The best mezcal to use for this drink is an aged brown mezcal. However, silver mezcal will work as well. It just might have a less smoky and rich taste.
Making the mezcal lime margarita
Single or Double
You will mix 2 parts lime with 1 part each teuila and mezcal and add a squeeze of agave. Don't add too much! It can get too sweet real wuick.
Shake over ice and then pour into salt-rimmed glasses with big square ice cubes
Batched Mezcal Lime Margaritas
This is the same as a single or double, however you'll skip the shaker. Instead, use a long spoon and a pitcher.
You will mix 2 parts lime with 1 part each tequila and mezcal and a squeeze of agave over ice in a large pitcher.
Stir the margarita until all of the ingredients are combined and then pour into a container for later or into salt-rimmed glasses with big square ice cubes.
Mezcal Lime Margarita
- 1 1/2 oz lime juice freshly squeezed
- 3/4 oz mezcal aged
- 3/4 oz tequila silver
- dash agave syrup
- ice and salt for serving optional
- Pour all ingredients over ice in shaker and shake until well combined
- Pour over salt-rimmed glasses with large square ice cubes