Whether you’re celebrating National Mezcal Day or you’re just looking for new cocktails that will expand your horizons, mezcal is a great spirit to add to your at-home cocktail menu. Lukas Liquor has all the mezcal you could ever need to create a variety of new drinks!
Mezcal is a type of liquor made from a variety of agave plants, and it’s known for its smoky flavor. It is produced in many parts of Mexico, and the word mezcal comes from the Nahuatl word “mixtli” which means “oven-cooked agave.” Here are four of our favorite cocktails to try with mezcal!
If you’re looking for a balanced blend of smokiness, bitterness, and a splash of tang, the Mezcal Sour should be your new go-to cocktail. This cocktail is made by combining freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg whites into a shaker. You’ll add ice, and of course, your favorite brand of mezcal in it. You can find high-end bottles of mezcal for this drink at our liquor store in Lone Tree, CO.
If you love a classic Paloma made with tequila, it’s time to upgrade the flavors with mezcal. Since tequila is similar to mezcal, you’ll still get all of the parts of the Paloma you know and love with some added smokey flavor to complement the citrus when you add true mezcal.
If you’re looking for a cocktail that has always been made with mezcal, La Pina is your answer! This drink is made with many sweet ingredients, mainly the pineapple juice it gets its name from, and has a flavorful kick from the serrano chiles. The ingredients are the perfect complement to a high-end bottle of mezcal. Browse our selection!
Of course, a margarita is a go-to cocktail for people looking to try mezcal. It’s an easy swap to make in place of tequila, since they are both made from agave, and mezcal won’t change this well-loved drink all too much. You’ll get an added layer of flavor profiles, and you’ll love this if you aren’t a fan of an overly sweet margarita.
There are endless possibilities for cocktail recipes when you find the perfect bottle of mezcal. Visit Lukas Liquor, a liquor store in Lone Tree, to find high-end bottles of this popular Mexican liquor!