Photo & Recipe Courtesy of Jason Plummer @barrelageddad
When I want something refreshing vs spirit forward, the Mule is always an easy starting place. Enter the Mezcal Mule with a bit of a twist:
1.5 oz Mezcal
.5 oz @grandezaliqueur
.5 oz lime juice
Add 2-3 cucumber slices to a shaker with lime juice, mezcal and @grandezaliqueur. Muddle and shake. Dump in a copper mug (like this awesome @theamericanmule 100% copper mug made in Arizona), add ice and top with ginger beer. Add chile powder if you want some heat. Garnish with cuke slice and candied ginger.
A good bottle of orange liqueur is a staple in any home bar so I was excited to try this one out. Beautiful bottle aside (and check out that mini bottle designed to hang right on your glass!), this multiple award-winning orange liqueur delivers in spades, sweetened by the smooth caramel notes of organic agave nectar. As a result, it’s a great companion to agave spirit based cocktails. Salud!