Mezcalita

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
1 drink
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup nacho cheese chips
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon agave, for rimming
  • 2 ounces mezcal
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Crush the nacho cheese chips, reserving 1 whole chip for garnish. Place the chip crumbs on a baking sheet and toast until dark, 5 to 10 minutes; add the sea salt and let cool. Rim a martini glass with agave, then coat the rim of the glass with the chip crumbles.

  • Add the mezcal, lime juice and Simple Syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into the prepared glass and garnish with the reserved nacho cheese chip.

Simple Syrup:
  • Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Keep covered in the refrigerator up to 1 month.

  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups


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