Easy Make At Home Mezcal Cocktails
Like it or not, COVID-19 has driven most of us home to stay for a couple of weeks. Bars and restaurants are closed or only open for take-out, schools are out, and social distancing is heavily advised.
Cope with the onset of cabin fever than by mixing your very own delicious mezcal cocktails. The Trusted Friends at Kimo Sabe Mezcal have put together this list of time-honored classics and contemporary concoctions that will keep satisfied until your favorite dive opens back up.
Best of all, they’re crafted using easy to find ingredients available just about anywhere, and Kimo Sabe Mezcal, of course. Don’t try these with just any mezcal. Kimo Sabe’s delicious and approachable flavor profile practically guarantees a great cocktail. Drink on, Trusted Friends:
The Trusted Friend Margarita
A true classic, and the ingredients are super simple. Fresh lemon and lime juice, mezcal, and your choice of sweetener. We suggest agave nectar, but simple syrup, stevia, or even monk fruit works too, though you may have to play with the amounts to get the right level of sweetness level for you.
1.5 oz. Any Kimo Sabe Mezcal
.75 oz. fresh lemon juice
.75 oz. fresh lime juice
.75 oz. agave nectar
Mix all ingredients together and pour into a glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wheel. Your choice of salt or Tajin rim. Muddle in a slice of jalapeño for a spicy option.
Pineapple Mezcal Mule
This sweet and gingery combination of pineapple juice, ginger beer, and Kimo Sabe Mezcal will soothe your tropical cravings while you’re in hiding from the rest of the world. The perfect for make at home mezcal cocktail for your mandatory staycation. For a sweeter drink, choose Kimo Sabe Añejo or Reposado. For a layer of smokey complexity, make with Kimo Sabe Joven.
1.5 oz. Any Kimo Sabe Mezcal
1 oz. pineapple juice
Ginger beer (any brand)
Mix pineapple juice and Kimo Sabe Mezcal of choice in a mug or glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a pineapple wedge if you’re feeling fancy!
Kimo Sabe Bloody Maria
Raise your hand if being cooped up in your house for days on end means Mezcal for breakfast. Yep, us too. The Kimo Bloody Maria is simply a bloody mary made with Kimo Sabe Mezcal. It can be as complicated or as simple as you like, but for the purposes of this recipe, we’re keeping it easy. Mix Kimo Sabe Joven with your favorite bloody mary mix, add a bit of fresh lime juice, and start your day right.
1.5 oz. Kimo Sabe Mezcal Joven
1 oz. fresh lime juice
4 oz. Your favorite bloody mary mix
Optional: Add a splash of Tobasco or muddle in your favorite hot pepper for a spicy twist.
Mix and serve on the rocks. Garnish with a celery stick or your choice of vegetables. Salt rim optional.
Kimo Sabe Old Fashioned
This classic is seeing a comeback in recent days, and since it’s super simple to make we’ve included here. Perfect for working at home, Mad Men style. This easy to make cocktail packs a punch with 3 oz. of Kimo Sabe Mezcal. It’s a fan-favorite recipe and can be customized using your favorite bitters.
3 oz. Kimo Sabe Reposado or Añejo Mezcal
1 tsp. agave nectar
Bitters to taste
Build in a rocks glass and stir. Garnish with an orange rind.
We love this with orange or chocolate bitters, but feel free to experiment with what you have on hand!
Use Kimo Sabe Mezcal in Your Favorite Cocktail Recipe
Kimo Sabe’s smooth and delicious flavor makes it the perfect spirit to use in a pinch. If you’ve never tried it, now’s the time to pick some up and swap it with tequila or bourbon in some of your favorite cocktail recipes. It’s incredibly versatile flavor profile lends itself to a wide variety of concoctions, so making a mezcal cocktail at home has never been easier. Happy mixing!