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Charred Lemonade with Mezcal

January 09, 2019

Charred lemonade with mezcal 

 

Made with charred lemons, agave nectar, vodka, and mezcal, this winter cocktail tastes amazing — it’s sweet and puckery tart and full of smoke in all the right proportions. And in our first few sips we were struck by its textural qualities: The pulpy charred lemon juice combines with the clear spirits to give it a wonderful body that seems to amplify all flavors as they sit on your palate. It’s so pleasing!

Our tip: This one goes in a pitcher, so it’s a great party drink. We can’t help thinking that — with all its fresh and energizing citrus — it’s the perfect cocktail for getting together with friends to play games or plan this year’s big travel adventure.

 

Servings: 4

Ingredients

¾ cup charred lemon juice
¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup agave nectar
2 cups cold water
4 oz mezcal
2 oz vodka
1 fresh jalapeño, sliced thin
Fresh mint leaves for garnish

 

Directions

  1. In a 1-quart pitcher, stir together the lemon juice, sugar, agave nectar, and cold water.
  2. Add the mezcal and vodka, and stir again.
  3. Fill a glass with ice, top it with a slice of jalapeño (optional), and pour the lemonade over it.
  4. Garnish with mint, and serve.

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