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Smoky Mezcal Margarita

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The Smoky Mezcal Margarita is a party in a glass. You get that familiar tangy lime and sweet orange from the triple sec, but the mezcal brings in a smoky flavor that’s totally unique. It’s a bit like sitting by a campfire, but with a refreshing twist. If you like things a bit spicy or smoky, this drink is definitely for you.

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Smoky Mezcal Margarita

Smoky Mezcal Margarita

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Margarita, mezcal, Smoky, Smoky Mezcal
Servings: 1 drink
Author: Paul Kushner
Embrace the deep, smoky flavors of our Smoky Mezcal Margarita, a bold twist on the classic with mezcal aroma paired with the brightness of lime.



  • First, get your rocks glass and rub a lime wedge around the rim. Then dip the rim in salt.
  • In a shaker, mix the mezcal, triple sec, simple syrup, and lime juice with ice.
  • Shake it up until it's nice and cold, then strain it into your prepared glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge. Now it's ready to enjoy!
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Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice. It makes a big difference in taste.
  • If you like your drinks less sweet, cut back on the triple sec.
  • Play around with the amount of mezcal to find your perfect level of smokiness.
See also  Strawberry Mojito

When to Serve

The Smoky Mezcal Margarita is perfect for any occasion, really. It’s great for summer parties, BBQs, or just a chill night in. It’s a fantastic way to start the weekend and impress your friends with something new and exciting.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For mezcal, look for brands like Del Maguey or Montelobos. They are mezcals that offer the smoky flavor we’re after. For the triple sec, Cointreau is a top choice because of its smooth and sweet orange flavor.

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The Margarita has been around for ages, but the smoky version with mezcal is a new twist. Mezcal itself is a traditional Mexican liquor that’s been distilled for centuries. It’s made from agave, like tequila, but with a smoky flavor from how it’s cooked. Mixing it into a margarita just adds an extra layer of fun to an already beloved drink.

There you have it – your guide to making a Smoky Mezcal Margarita. Trust me, it’s a drink that’ll turn heads and delight taste buds. Give it a try.

Smoky Mezcal Margarita
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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