Keeping in line with the spirit at disposal, here is the Cocktail with Mezcal.
Mezcal is made from Agave Espadin which is the most commonly used agave in mezcal. Though Mezcal can also be produced from any species of agave from Oaxaca region. Espadin Agave generally takes about 8-12 years to mature.
So what Blue Agave is to tequilla – Espadin Agave is to Mezcal!
The handprint on this bottle of Marca Negra Mezcal Espadin represents the tireless work of the master distillers. Coming to the tasting notes & aroma profile, it has a fresh aroma of ripe fruit on the nose with spicy, citrus notes on the palate. Must say it’s iconic smoky identity stands out which comes when the agave hearts, or pinas, are grilled over hot rocks prior to distilling – which imparts a rich smokey flavor. This is what makes this cocktail go one notch up for me
Mezcal – 60 ml @marcanegramezcal
Triple Sec – 30 ml
Fresh Lime Juice – 30 ml
Honey – 10 ml
Salt/Sugar/Chilli powder – to rim
Fresh lime – to garnish & rim
Muddle the granulated sugar & mix it with a little of chilli powder & salt. Cut a notch in the lime and run all around the glass. Tip the glass in the salt, sugar, chilli mix twisting it all around the glass.
In a shaker, add mezcal, lime juice, honey & triple sec. Shake it with ice. Strain it in the margarita glass. Garnish with lime & enjoy this smoky delicious sip as its blend with sweet, salty & spicy rim.