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Mezcal Margaritas

June 15, 2011

Tequila is from Jalisco. Mezcal is from Oaxaca.

When you drink a margarita, you are drinking a lime and orange cocktail whose defining ingredient is something distilled from blue agave. When you drink mezcal — the smokier one, the grittier one, the one with the worm — you are also drinking a beverage distilled from agave, but it is not so specific as blue agave.

Forgo the tequila for a moment and try these mezcal margaritas. They are crazily good, and slightly more herbaceous than the typical marg. I think that you should make them this summer. You can thank me the night you’ve made them.

The next day, you can write and rescind your sentiments.

From the Taste of Texas site:

Mezcal Margarita

This is a light and refreshing cocktail that can be made in good-size quantities for easy serving.

Mix together 2 cups lime juice, 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Stir in 9 ounces Mezcal, 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon bitters. Serve over ice.

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  1. jennifer permalink
    June 15, 2011 10:31 pm

    and you are coming over to my house to sit on my porch and make these for me, when exactly?

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