Mezcal Mango Smash
Fresh herbs, jalapeños, mango and smoky Mezcal Creyente Jovan create a smooth, balanced elemental cocktail; the Mezcal Mango Smash. vegan + gluten free
Servings 1 Cocktail
For the Cocktail:
- 3 Lime Wedges
- 2-3 Fresh Jalapeños Rings* (see note) adjust to taste
- 3 Sprigs of Fresh Cilantro stem and leaves
- 1/4 oz (7g) Simple Syrup (optional - recipe below**)
- 1 1/2 oz (42g) Mezcal Creyente Joven
- 1 oz (28g) Orange Liqueur
- 1 oz (28g) Mango Nectar unsweetened
For the Cocktail:
In a cocktail shaker or mixer add the lime wedges, jalapeño rings, cilantro and simple syrup. Muddle to incorporate the lime juice and essential oils of the herbs and jalapeños. Add the orange liquor, mezcal, and mango nectar. Top with ice and stir/shake. Rim a low-ball glass with lime, then dip into salt/paprika mixture. Fill the glass with ice and double strain the cocktail into the glass. Garnish with cilantro, lime and jalapeño rings (if desired).
For a spicier approach, make the cocktail and instead of straining into a low-ball with ice, strain into a ball jar, add up to three jalapeño rings and infuse for up to 24 hours.
*Because jalapeño heat varies, test the jalapeño prior to muddling and adjust to desired taste. Because I love spicy things, I tend to use three rings in my cocktail. Rob prefers two.
**Mango nectar is sweet, however if a sweeter cocktail is desired, make a batch of simple syrup to add. Bring equal parts sugar and water to a boil (1/4 C each) and simmer until all the sugar is dissolved. Pour into a storage container and refrigerate until ready to use.
Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1177mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 1395IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg