Mezcal Martini Recipe

Mezcal Martini Recipe

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.

Exploring Variants

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:

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Mecal Martini
Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep time: 5 min
Total time: 5 min

The Mezcal Martini is a smoky twist to the original, where the smoky allure of mezcal meets the crisp of the dry vermouth.

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  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice in the cocktail shaker.

  2. Pour in the mezcal and dry vermouth.

  3. Stir (don’t shake!) well until chilled.

  4. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

  5. Garnish with an orange or grapefruit twist.

Calories: 181
Protein: .1g
Fat: 0.01g
Carbohydrates: 5.3g
Sugar: 4.1g
*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info."
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Mexican
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    Since 2018, Alex keeps coming back to Oaxaca to to enjoy the food and the agave spirits of this wonderful state. Favorite: Tepeztate.