A delicious “healthier” recipe for Mezcal Margaritas- with fresh limes, jalapeno, cilantro and a hint of
maple syrup…smoky, spicy and oh so refreshing! Designed for the “grown up” palate. If you like Scotch, you’ll love this. Scale 1x 2x 3x Ingredients Juice from 1 lemon Juice form 1 lime Juice from 1 small mandarin ( optional) 3 ounces Mezcal or tequilla ( 6 T) 1 ½ ounce triple sec or Orange liquore ( 3 T) 1– 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey syrup (maple is especially nice with mezcal) 4 – 6 slices jalapeno handful sprigs cilantro ( optional) Fill a shaker jalapeño and cilantro. Muddle. Add ice to ⅔ full. Squeeze the lemon, lime, mandarin. Add the Mezcal, triple sec and maple syrup. Shake well and taste- adjusting sweetness and lime. Find the right balance ( for you!). Divide among two small salt rimmed glasses, pour over ice, or strained and serve up. Prepare to melt into your chair. Notes
If using other citrus instead of lime ( like orange, mandarin or grapefruit) you may need less
maple syrup. If using just limes, you may need more. So taste it! 🙂
To make the
salt rim, rub the rim of a glass with the used, squeezed lime half and dip into plate of salt. Smoked salt or chili salt is a nice touch.
2 Tablespoons = one fluid ounce
honey syrup, heat 2 parts honey with one part water in a little sauce pot, just warm enough to be able to mix. Keywords: mezcal margarita, mezcal margarita with jalapeño, spicy mezcal margarita, cilantro margarita, spicy margarita recipes, mezcal recipes