Devil's Garden - At first sip, lime juice and fresh mint refresh the taste buds, but soon the smoky and spicy undertones of chipotle-infused mezcal creep over the palate. A touch of Cynar, an unusual liqueur made from artichokes, adds a veil of mystery.
Perhaps the most unappreciated spirit on liquor store shelves, mezcal has gotten a bad rap for years. From the cheaper versions that have a worm floating in the bottom of the bottle (it’s a tourist trap!) to its confusingly close association with the other agave spirit—tequila—of which there is very little similarity, it’s finally in the midst of a cocktailian makeover. Curious? Make one of these tantalizingly fruity mezcal cocktails and you’ll never underestimate the Mexican liquor again.
smoky pineapple mezcal margaritas with vanilla bean are the perfect fun cocktail to celebrate cinco de mayo! the smoke & bite of good mezcal is balanced with the natural sweetness of pineapple juice & vanilla bean.