Recipe courtesy of Carey Reilly

Mezcalita

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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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

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

  1. 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.
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