Mezcal And Tonic Recipe
Mezcal, a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the agave plant, is having a moment. Once largely unknown outside of Mexico, mezcal has become a staple on trendy cocktail menus across the globe.
And for a good reason—mezcal is delicious, versatile, and complex. It is often compared to tequila, but the two drinks are actually quite different. Tequila is always made from blue agave, while mezcal can be made from any type of agave.
Mezcal also has a smoky flavor, thanks to the wood-fired ovens used to roast the agave hearts. This smokiness makes mezcal a perfect choice for summer sipping.
A Mezcal And Tonic is thirst-quenching and perfectly balanced—the acidity of the tonic cuts through the richness of the mezcal, while the herbs and spices in the tonic play well with the smoky flavor of the mezcal.
So if you want to enjoy a delicious and unique summer cocktail without the added sugar, try the Mezcal and Tonic cocktail.
2 oz. Mezcal
1 bottle of Citrus-flavored tonic water
1 dash of Orange bitters
1/2 slice of Orange for garnish
Fill a glass with ice.
Add the mezcal and top off with tonic water.
Add a dash of orange bitters and stir until combined.