Potent, piquant and perfectly balanced, this Margarita recipe comes from the now-shuttered bar Mayahuel. Trailblazing for being one of the first bars to champion mezcal, Mayahuel helped pave the way for the ascent of drinks like the Oaxaca Old-Fashioned and the mezcal Negroni. This simple recipe swaps tequila for mezcal for a smoky take on the original.
- 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.