The Mezcal Martini (not to be confused with a Mexican Martini) is a smoky twist to the original, where the smoky allure of mezcal meets the crisp of the dry vermouth, offering a cocktail experience that’s both bold and well balanced. If you prefer a cocktail with depth, you should definitely try this mezcal cocktail out.
What is Mezcal Martini?
Obvious question: “How does a Mezcal Martini differ from the classic?” The difference in this cocktail recipe lies in the base spirit. Unlike gin or vodka, which are the stars of a traditional martini cocktail, a Mezcal Martini is all about that agave spirit, offering a smoky touch to the classic.
Spicy Mezcal Martini: Add a slice of jalapeño to the mixing glass for a spicy kick.
Citrus Mezcal Martini: Use a citrus-infused vermouth or add a splash of fresh lime juice for a tangy twist.
Dirty Mezcal Martini: If you want to make a Dirty Martini with mezcal, just follow this recipe, but add olive juice at the beginning.
Pro Tips: Avoiding Mishaps
James Bond knew it: Don’t shake the martini; it can dilute the flavors. Always stir. Use high-quality mezcal. The better the mezcal, the better the martini
Pro Tips for Perfection
Always chill your martini glass beforehand for an extra-crisp sip. Experiment with different mezcals to find your preferred smokiness level. Always use fresh citrus twists; they make a world of difference.
I’ve made countless Mezcal Martinis, and here’s my golden ritual: