As seen on The Food Network's, The Kitchen.

Photo By Todd Plitt BSTV
Recipe courtesy of Carey Reilly


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


Simple Syrup:


  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:

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  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.