Feel the heat in this zippy mezcal margarita! What's the difference between tequila and mezcal? Tequila is a type of mezcal. They're both made from agave, with mezcal traditionally picking up its signature smoky flavor from being cooked in underground pits. We love it paired with a little bit of heat and agave syrup for a touch of sweetness.

Karen Rankin
EatingWell.com, April 2021

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Credit: Victor Protasio

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active:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
2
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place jalapeño and agave syrup in a cocktail shaker. Muddle with a wooden spoon handle or a muddling tool, pressing on the jalapeño to release its flavor. Add mezcal, lime juice, triple sec and salt. Half-fill the shaker with ice; cover and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain the mixture evenly into 2 ice-filled rocks glasses. Garnish with lime wedges and jalapeño slices, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

196 calories; sodium 123mg; carbohydrates 25g; sugars 21g; vitamin a iu 108IU; potassium 52mg.
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