Mezcal is a tequila-like, smoky flavored Mexican spirit made from agave plant. This cocktail combines mezcal and silver tequila in an elevated margarita-style libation. The fresh basil and jalapeño impart a complex and exotic flavor, making uniquely provocative and refreshing.
1 ½ ounces Herradura Silver Tequila
½ ounce Monte Alban Mezcal
½ ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
½ ounce Cointreau
¼ ounce simple syrup
5 basil leaves
½ 1” jalapeño wheel, seeded
Muddle basil and jalapeño in a mixing tin.
Combine remaining ingredients in the mixing tin and add ice.
Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
Double strain into a glass.
Add crushed ice and serve!