The Spicy Mescal - my new favorite cocktail

Warning - this cocktail is intense and is not for the faint of heart. It's spicy, smokey, and a tad sweet... aka freaking delicious!

The Spicy Mescal 

This drink is sure to please those who prefer a spicy and savory cocktail. It's simple enough to make on a fly, but complex enough to impress - even the most sophisticated of tastes. Mescal is a smoked tequila with attitude and lots of sass. It pairs well with both sweet and spicy notes.  

* Note: This cocktail can be made with tequila if you can't find mescal or simply don't like smokey flavors.

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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces mescal (I used the Vida brand) 
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (half sugar, half water - link here
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • Juice from 1/2 grapefruit  
  • 1-3 thin slices of jalapeño  (3 = HOT!)
  • Salt + cayenne rim

Instructions 

    Muddle the jalapeño slices and mix with the rest of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Shake, shake, shake it up!!
    Pour contents of cocktail shaker (ice included) into your cayenne salt rimmed tumblr. 
    BAM - that's it. Simple, bold, spicy, and delicious! 
    Let me know how you like it!
    Cheers!  - Chris