Potent, piquant, perfectly balanced, this simple mezcal Margarita from Phil Ward’s now-shuttered agave bar, Mayahuel, was one of Robert Simonson’s top cocktails of 2017.
- 2 ounces mezcal, preferably Vida
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 3/4 ounce lime juice
Garnish: lime wedge, salt rim (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
- Strain into a chilled coupe or into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
- Garnish with a lime wedge.