RECIPE: Margarita de Jamaica

RECIPE: Margarita de Jamaica

This is your classic Margarita but with Jamaica syrup, which adds a tangy, floral, richness. Rimmed with Poctli’s Sal de Jamaica, this drink is an elegant pre-dinner cocktail that will have your guests obsessing over the color and unique texture of the jamaica.

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RECIPE: Pride Pineapple Mule Cocktail

RECIPE: Pride Pineapple Mule Cocktail

Happy Pride! It's a good year to be gay and orgulloso! This cocktail is my interpretation of a refreshing Pride after a long day in the sun. With the Morris Kitchen Ginger syrup and the Los Amantes (the lovers in Spanish) this cocktail follows the tradition of the mezcal mule, but with pineapple to make you sweeter. The comal roasted pineapple and spicy ginger dance on the palette, invoking the subtle smoke in the mezcal.

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RECIPE: Cucumber Mezcal Margarita

RECIPE: Cucumber Mezcal Margarita

When I think of a refreshing cocktail, I immediately think of cucumbers. Native to India, cucumbers were brought to New Spain post conquest. This Old World squash is high in moisture and I prefer the English variety for cocktails as the sugar content tends to be higher, meaning a sweeter cocktail without additives. 

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MEZCAL REVIEW: Banhez Mezcal Artesenal

MEZCAL REVIEW: Banhez Mezcal Artesenal

This is my favorite ensamble mezcal for the price. Banhez' melange of 90% espadin (Angustofolia) and 10% barril (Karwinski) agaves give a unique profile to the alcohol. A collective group of 20 families from the town of San Miguel Ejutla in the central valley of Oaxaca collaborate on this special distillation.

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