Employees Only’s Mezcal Margarita

Steve Schneider, Employees Only | New York

Steve Schneider, principal bartender at New York’s Employees Only, has a long history with Margaritas. “I love Margaritas, I always have,” he says. “The Margarita has been a progression of my career, because in my 13 years behind the bar, it’s been the drink I’ve always had to make, even if it was in a shitty dive bar, with 18 beers on tap, making disco drinks.”

Now, the mezcal-spiked version is a regular after-hours feature at EO, where the rest of the staff shares his love of the classic.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces mezcal
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker, and add ice.
  2. Shake until chilled and strain into ice-filled tumbler glass.