Spicy Smoked Mezcal Margarita

mezcal margarita


  • Servings: 1 cocktail
  • Difficulty: easy


  • 1 ounce 100% agave tequila (I prefer Reposado)
  • 1 ounce Mezcal (I prefer Del Maguey Vida)
  • 3.4 ounce triple sec or Grand Marnier
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice from a fresh lime
  • 1/2 oz honey
  • 1 jalapeño cut into 1/4″ slices
  • smoked sea salt mixed with smoked paprika for the rim
  1. Add 1-2 jalapeño slices to a cocktail shaker. Muddle. Add ice to 1/2 way full. Add the lime juice and honey. Add the Mezcal, tequila, and triple sec. Shake well.
  2. To make the salt rim, rub the rim of the glass with the used lime and dip in plate of salt/paprika mix.
  3. Strain the contents of the cocktail  shaker into your salt rimmed glass. Add 2-3 ice cubes and enjoy immediately.