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MEZCAL RECIPES

These are MY recipes - created for my friends and for this website.

Mezcal Cafe su Da (Vietnamese-style coffee with mezcal)
created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

 

 

 

 

 



1 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
1 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk (fat free version OK)
4 oz strong Coffee (cold or at least not hot)

Stir with lots of ice and pour into prepared martini glass rimmed with raw (turbinado) sugar or Stirrings Espresso Martini Rimmer. Enjoy!

Mercury
created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

1 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
1 oz Gin
6 oz Tonic Water
Lime for Garnish

Mix Mezcal and Gin over ice, add tonic and lime wedge (bitters optional). Enjoy!

Note: The Mercury is basicly a smoky gin and tonic.

Malaria
created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

1 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
Juice of 1 Lime
4 oz Tonic Water

Pour into chilled highball glass over ice (you can rim the glass with lime juice and salt if you like). Enjoy!

Authentic Blood and Sand
created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

1 oz
Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
1 oz Orange Juice
3/4 oz Cherry Liqueur (Cherry Herring or Cherry Marnier)
3/4 oz of Sweet (Red) Vermouth

Combine in shaker over ice, shake 20 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass, garnish with Maraschino cherry. Enjoy!

Note: The original version was based on the 1922 silent Rudolph Valentino movie about bullfighting. First recording of recipe was 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book which uses Scotch, as no one knew what mezcal was back then if they were north of Texas. This version attempts to address that.

Variations on the Theme:
Use 1/4-1/2 oz Cassis instead of Cherry Liqueur (Unnamed)
Use 1/4-1/2 oz Creme de Yvette instead of Cherry Liqueur (Unnamed)

Dryer version of Blood and Sand
created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

1 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
1 oz Orange Juice
3/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur (Luxardo)
3/4 oz of Sweet (Red) Vermouth

Combine in shaker over ice, shake 20 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass, garnish with Maraschino cherry. Enjoy!

Carmen's Tears (a dry, clear version)
created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com


1 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
3/4 oz Maraschino Liquour (Stock makes a good one)
3/4 oz Dry (White) Vermouth
2 Dashes Oranges Bitters (Regans No. 6 recommended)
Combine in shaker over ice, shake 20 seconds.
Strain into chilled cocktail glass,
Garnish with Maraschino cherry.
Enjoy!

Gentle Jorge Cocktail
created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

2 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal
1/2 oz Dry (White) Vermouth
1/2 oz Cointreau, Cointreau Noir, Solerno, or Grand Marnier

2 Dashes Oranges Bitters (Regans No. 6 recommended)

Stir with ice and strain into a large cocktail glass (5 oz or more) Enjoy!

Fall from Grace
created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

2 1/2 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
1 oz Sour Apple Liqueur
1/2 oz Roses Lime Cordial
or 1/2 oz fresh lime juice and teaspoon of sugar
or 1/2 oz Agave syrup to sweeten - you choose)
Shake 20 seconds with ice
Strain into chilled cocktail glass

Mother's Milk
created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

1 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
1/2 oz Kahlua or Kona Gold Coffee Liqueur
1/2 oz Heavy Cream
1/2 oz Milk (substitute 1 oz 1/2 and 1/2 if you like)
1Tsp Agave Syrup

Shake with ice 30 seconds,
Strain into old fashioned glass
Dust with fresh grated nutmeg

Bruges
created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

1 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
1 oz sweet vermouth
1 oz orange juice (variation 1/2 oz Solerno and 1/2 Luxardo Fernet -no vermouth or orange juice)
1 1 oz kummel ( or aquavit such as Krogstad)
1-2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Shake over ice 20 seconds strain into cocktail glass

Smoke on the Bog

created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

2 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
1 oz Cherry Cordial (Heering ?)
1 1/2 oz Cranberry Juice or Spritzer -
If juice shake over ice and strain
If Spritzer build or stir

Train Spotter
created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

2 tsp honey
2 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
1 1/2 Oatmeal Water
1/4 oz Drambuie (Variations:St.Germain or Solerno )
1/4 Amaretto
1/2 oz Heavy Cream
Stir Honey with Mezcal first ,
add other ingredients
shake 30 seconds ,
strain into cocktail glass
dust with nutmeg
(Oatmeal water is made by soaking 3 tblsp of oatmeal in 1/2 mug of warm
water for 15 minutes, strain off.)

Poppa Doc
created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

2 tsp honey
2 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
1 1/2 oz Roasted Coconut Juice
1/4 -1/2 oz Clement Creole Shrubb
1/4 Amaretto
1/2 oz Heavy Cream
Stir Honey with Mezcal first ,
add other ingredients
shake 30 seconds ,
strain into cocktail glass
Dust with nutmeg

Maximillian's Downfall
created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

2 tsp honey
2 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
1 1/2 oz Roasted Coconut Juice
1/4-1/2 oz Cointreau Noir (Variations:St.Germain or Solerno )
1/4 Amaretto
1/2 oz Heavy Cream
Stir Honey with Mezcal first ,
add other ingredients
shake 30 seconds ,
strain into cocktail glass
Dust with nutmeg

(Variation: Chili Powder)

Chiang Kai Shek's Downfall
created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

2 tsp honey
2 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
1 1/2 oz Roasted Coconut Juice
1/4-1/2 oz Cointreau Noir (Variations:St.Germain or Solerno )
1/4 Amaretto
1/2 oz Heavy Cream
Stir Honey with Mezcal first ,
add other ingredients
shake 30 seconds ,
strain into cocktail glass
Dust with 5 Spice Powder

Uncle Ho (Ho Chi Minh)
created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

2 tsp honey
2 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
1 1/2 oz Roasted Coconut Juice
1/4-1/2 oz Cointreau Noir (Variations:St.Germain or Solerno)
1/4 Amaretto
1/2 oz Heavy Cream
Stir Honey with Mezcal first ,
add other ingredients
shake 30 seconds ,
strain into cocktail glass
dust with Vietnamese Cinnamon

Cloudburst

created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

1 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
1 oz Aviation Gin
1 oz White Creme de Cacao
1 oz Heavy Cream
Shake 20 seconds
Strain onto Maritini glass
Dust with Vietnamese Cinnamon

Paradise Lost

created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

2 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
1 oz Obsello Absinthe
1/2 oz Agave syrup
1/4- 1/2 oz Cointreau Noir (Variations:St.Germain or Solerno )
Garnish Orange Zest (prefer flamed)


Peso
(Buck variation so play on words)
created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

2 1/2 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
top up with Ginger Ale
garnish with lemon wedge

AIG Bailout Version:
created by Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com

2 1/2 oz Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz Cointreau Noir
(Variations:St.Germain or Solerno)
top up with Champagne
garnish with lemon wedge

Note: We reccomend Scorpion Silver Mezcal for its very smoky profile and Mijes Joven as a very mild much less smoky profile