Mezcal

Playing off one of my favorite classic cocktails, The Last Word, I present to you The Final Kiss. A mezcal last word - a variation of the original, but kinda smoky. And delicious. The classic Last Word cocktail is equal parts gin, maraschino liqueur, Green Chartruese and lime juice. For this mezcal last word, I [...]

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. The recipe started with a bottle of mezcal and some Meyer lemons that I really needed/wanted to [...]

For years now I have been reading and hearing about aquavit but had never actually experienced it. That is, until my trip to Portland a few months back when I finally had one at Clyde Commons. If I remember correctly it was their barrel aged version of the Trident cocktail. That drink led to me buying [...]

In case you haven't noticed, I'm on a bit of peach cocktail kick right now. But how could one not be when it's prime peach season?!?! Anyway, to switch things up a little from just muddling peach in the drink, I made a jam for this peach mezcal cocktail. If you don't want to go through all [...]

This juniper infused mezcal cocktail brings together blueberry, lime, agave, and herbal aromatics for all desert occasions, paying homage to the rustic beauty of Nevada's flora. It's also refreshing and complex. We all know juniper's true calling: to provide the fresh, piney taste and scent to London Dry Gin. Ok, so maybe that's not its [...]

Who would have thought to mix a fine French aperitif wine with the ruggedly-edged mezcal? I've never been one for convention. This mezcal Lillet Rose cocktail is a slightly smoky, bittersweet, and herbaceous highball that doubles as a delightful way to sneak some muscular mezcal into your brunch cocktail regimen. But first, a little context. The [...]

Between working extra hours each week, remodeling two bathrooms and life in general, there are many evenings where I come  home ready for a drink. Lately, that drink has been this mezcal amaro cocktail. Smokey, bitter, spicy, not too sweet - it's a sit back and relax kind of cocktail. I really don't remember how [...]

Sometimes an idea strikes and I know it's going to be a great one. Like that time I made fig infused bourbon. Or the time I taught my kid how to make cookies. Or the time I made this lemongrass mezcal cocktail. My brilliant idea started out with a some leftover stalks of lemongrass. Rather [...]

If there's one cocktail we should all know how to make, it's a margarita. I've personally become a big fan of Tommy's margarita recipe which includes only 100% agave tequila, lime juice and agave nectar. Easy to make and even easier to drink, it's one we should all have in our repertoire. And, once you have [...]

After a long day there is nothing better than sitting down, nibbling on something a little sweet and sipping on something a little strong. For me, the something sweet is a piece of dark chocolate. The something strong? Well, right now I'm really enjoying this mezcal meletti cocktail. Now, before we get to the recipe [...]