Mezcal Matcha Margarita
Prep time: 5 minutes
Calories: 195 per serving
When celebrating CINCO DE MAYO is there really any other choice than a tequila cocktail? This year, whether you opt for a traditional margarita or shake things up with a smokey Mezcal Matcha Margarita, we have got you covered with a recipe below.
MATCHA is a healthy and delicious addition to margaritas.
In this version, traditionally-used tequila is traded for mezcal, a Mexican liquor, it imparts a complex, earthy, smokey flavor.
1 1/2 fl oz Mezcal
3/4 fl oz Triple Sec Liqueur
3/4 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
2 Jalapeño slices (seeds removed)
1/6 fl oz Agave Syrup
1/2 pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon Matcha
1) Rim your glass with lime juice by cutting a 1/4" slit into a quarter of a lime and running it around the lip of the glass until the entire surface is evenly damp.
2) Place salt in a shallow bowl and run the rim of the glass through the salt.
3) In a cocktail shaker, muddle jalapeño slices (leaving a handful for garnish), then add the ice.
4) Combine remaining margarita ingredients. Shake for about 30 seconds, until the shaker feels cold in your hands. Using a strainer, pour the mixture directly into prepared glass, and garnish with jalapeños and a lime if desired. Enjoy!