Mezcal cocktails refer to any drinks that include mezcal. Mezcal is a spirit made in small batches and therefore tastes distinct and has a flavor profile different from many other tequila-inspired cocktails.
The best part about mezcal is that it doesn’t taste fruity, so it’s perfect for holiday parties when you don’t want alcohol to overwhelm your food or serve non-alcoholic drinks. Plus, garnishing with a few fresh mint leaves makes it an easy cocktail to serve at your next holiday party.
Cocktails are a perfect way to supplement any festivities. When it comes to holiday parties, you want the drinks to be festive and for guests to feel like sipping on more than one is perfectly acceptable. But instead of reaching for the traditional Christmas Eve punch, try out these five delicious mezcal cocktails, which will keep your guests entertained.
1. Mezcal Margarita
Holidays often call for a little festive indulgence. And what says something special more than a margarita? The classic combination of tequila and lime is elevated by adding mezcal, making your go-to cocktail into something extraordinaire.
These mezcal cocktail recipes will keep your holiday party guests perky, engaged, and always thirsty for more. You will require only one bottle of mezcal and a bottle of agave nectar and fresh limes. You can create the rest of your cocktail at home or if you’re pressed for time and ready to pour these tasty cocktails.
2. Mezcal Paloma
The margarita may be a classic, but this cocktail is even more festive. A Paloma is made with the same ingredients as a margarita and then served over ice with a splash of grapefruit soda.
This mezcal cocktail recipe takes just five minutes to create, so you can have it out in front of your guests before they know what hit them. Mix a bottle of mezcal, fresh grapefruit juice, agave nectar, and club soda. This will yield enough for eight servings. It is a great drink to serve at your next holiday party.
3. Smoke and Honey Mezcal
This mezcal cocktail is rich and smoky and made with honey, which gives it an incredibly sweet taste. This recipe is easy to mix up at home and can be crafted as you like. You can choose from mezcal Blanco or reposado for this recipe or use a combination. Agave nectar will allow the flavors to be pronounced, but lemon juice will add brightness, too.
The honey and smoke are both perfect for fireside drinking. It would be best if you served this refreshing mezcal cocktail with a crunchy garnish so you can add simplicity to its complex flavors.
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4. Apple Cider Mezcal Margarita
The cider mezcal margarita is a fun and festive drink that is a good choice for holiday parties. It’s been described as the perfect mix of sweet and sour. You can use any apple cider you would like, and it will serve the right amount of sweetness.
This drink is best served frozen with a cold can of soda sprinkled in the glass, but it would also be indulgent if served neat. For a sweeter option, add agave nectar. For an alcoholic version, substitute club soda for the beer, and you will have the perfect drink.
5. Strawberry Mezcal Mojito
This cocktail is very simple and just as refreshing as it sounds. It also works well with other fruits, such as watermelon and peaches. Start with a handful of mint leaves, muddle them in the bottom of the glass, add a shot of strawberry mezcal and crushed ice, and top with soda water for a bubbly mixture that is perfect for the holiday season.
The addition of strawberry mezcal is perfect for a party. It’s a very sweet yet honeyed drink that will pair perfectly with the fruit and vegetables on the menu. Mezcal generally has a woodsy taste, whereas strawberry mezcal is quite fruity. You can use other fruits if you prefer and use a combination of fruit juices instead.
These mezcal cocktails are the perfect way to shake things up at your next holiday party. Your guests will be happy you served them something festive that is also tasty. Mezcal is a complex spirit, and these holiday cocktails get the most out of its flavor profile.
When it comes to your next holiday party, keeping things simple is always a good idea. These cocktails have three or fewer ingredients and are perfectly refreshing for this time of year. They are also easy to make at home and cost-effective so that they won’t break the bank.
This is the best place to start if you’re looking for new holiday recipes to try out this year. Mezcal cocktails may be what you need to spice up your party and invite your friends over again next year.