Are you looking for the perfect cocktail to serve at your next party? Look no further than Mezcalini! This delicious drink will please everyone, from casual drinkers to hard-core liquor enthusiasts. Mezcalini is made with mezcal, a unique tequila type with a smoky flavor profile. It’s also mixed with orange liqueur and lime juice, making it the perfect beverage. Whether hosting a small get-together or throwing a large celebration, Mezcalini is sure to be a hit!
Mezcal is prepared from the maguey, a kind of agave plant. The heart of the plant is taken out and cooked in a pit over hot stones for days. The mashed piña is then put into a vat or barrel with water to ferment. Chicken breast is sometimes used to add variety to the mix, resulting in “mezcal de pechuga,” which has a richer, deeper flavor, more rounded and less smoky (although nothing, as one might believe, like chicken), while other times fruits or herbs are added to the fermentation process to slightly change the flavor of mezcal. After fermentation, the mezcal is allowed to distill for months or years.
While mezcal has grown in popularity among high-end bars and local cantinas on the West Coast, it has yet to establish a strong presence in the broader American culinary culture. The mezcalini, like a stern and influential woman in black sweeping into a group of dim, bumbling males, knocks the wind out of a margarita. It’s smoky and briny yet also fresh and creative.
How to Prepare Mezcalini for Your Next Party?
- Orange (sweet syrup)
- Lime Juice
- Basil Leaves
Combine the lime juice, basil leaves, and syrup in a cocktail shaker. Set aside for a moment. Shake again. Allow it to sit. Add the ice and mezcal and shake once more. Gently wet the edges of a martini glass with dampened fingers, then gently turn it upside down on a plate to swirl it around. Serve in the glass with the mandarin slice as garnish.
Whether you’re looking for a drink to celebrate a special occasion or want something new and exciting to sip on, mezcalini is the perfect cocktail for any occasion. With its smoky flavor and unique ingredients, Mezcalini will impress your friends and family. So next time you’re gathering together for drinks, break out the mezcal and start mixing!