Four Winds {a mezcal meyer lemon cocktail}

Bust out that bottle of mezcal again, you’re gonna need it for this mezcal meyer lemon cocktail. Instead of being strong and spiritous like the mezcal amaro cocktail, this one is little on the lighter side – but still delicious.

Four Winds : a mezcal meyer lemon cocktail : onemartini.com

The recipe started with a bottle of mezcal and some Meyer lemons that I really needed/wanted to use. To bring in some herbal notes and help balance the smokey of the mezcal and the floral citrus of the Meyer lemons, I added some Yellow Chartreuse. Knowing it needed a little sweetner, but not wanting to change the flavor of the drink to much, I went with agave nectar. It’s great with agave based spirits – especially in a margarita and fit nicely with everything else in the drink. A little dash of Angostura bitters put the final touch on it all.

Four Winds : a mezcal meyer lemon cocktail : onemartini.com

I wanted to use a sprig of something fresh from the garden for a garnish, but being the dead of winter and having a garden full of snow presented a little challenge there. Fortunately, the rosemary was still standing – ready to be called to action.

Four Winds : a mezcal meyer lemon cocktail recipe : onemartini.com

I’m a big fan of this mezcal meyer lemon cocktail as a lunch libation with some small al pastor tacos and a side of chips and guac – otherwise known as my normal Sunday lunch. I suggest you try it.

Four Winds
 
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 ounces mezcal
  • ½ ounce Yellow Chartreuse
  • ¾ ounce Meyer lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce agave nectar
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 small sprig rosemary for garnish
Directions
  1. Add all ingredients except garnish to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Shake and double strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  3. Garnish with rosemary sprig and enjoy!

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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she works at DEATH & TAXES (a bar) and midtown eats (a restaurant) in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found working out, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.

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2 comments… add one
  • Kate January 10, 2016, 9:52 pm

    That looks delicious! Mezcal, chartreuse and Meyer lemons are a great pairing. If it interests you, I’d be curious to know your thoughts on my Mystic Rain http://feu-de-vie.blogspot.com/2015/04/mystic-rain.html

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    • Jessica Torres January 11, 2016, 7:46 am

      Your Mystic Rain sounds delicious too with the mezcal / Green Chartreuse pairing. I’ll have to keep my eye out for that mezcal. I need to add some reposado to my collection. Thanks for sharing!

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