Mezcal Summers Dream – Mezcal Mango and Lime Cocktail

You may have heard the saying, ‘If it grows together, it goes together’ and it couldn’t be more applicable here! When I asked you to vote on a cocktail you’d like paired with your favourite summer meal, a majority had a serious love for Tacos. And who wouldn’t! So there was no way I wouldn’t shake up a delicious Agave cocktail for my LC community. Having a major appreciation for Mezcal lately, I decided to whip up this full bodied Mezcal cocktail with Orgeat, Mango, Lime and some Amaretto! The mix of the nuts, citrus and mangos is a DREAM, which couldn’t make the title of this cocktail more fitting. Curious how it’s made? Head down below for details!

If you’re new to the concept of #DrinkYourGram, I started it as a way to give you cocktail recipes YOU WANT. By voting on my IG stories every Tuesday, you get a chance to shape the cocktail you’d like to create at home. Having wanted to pair a delicious cocktail with your favourite summer meal, I asked you to vote on the following:

What do you look forward to most with summer?
Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes – 19%
All da Ribs – 13%
Sorbet – 19%
Tacos – 49%

Cocktail must include a
Sherry vs Liqueur (64%)

Cocktail must include
Mint (68%) vs Cherries

Wanting to step away from the classic margarita and paloma, I decided to experiment a bit with the results. First step, I knew I wanted to go with something mixed with Agave, because as I mentioned, what grows together, goes together. Then the inspiration of mango came into my head. I love fresh slices of mango in my tacos, so I thought, what if we had it in the drink instead? Now that I had those two concepts decided, the rest of the cocktails fell into place. The liqueur component was probably the most difficult part, because there were a ton of options I could go with but I wanted the flavour pairing to make sense. With that said, I know a nutty component would lend well against the mango, plus it’s something you rarely see! So in this case, I used a bit of orgeat syrup as the sugar component, PLUS I added Disaronno Amaretto to the mix. Nuts and Tropical fruits REALLY go well together, and this cocktail is a perfect example of it.

I’m surprised how much I loved this cocktail, and it made me realize I need to mix with mango more often, and MEZCAL. Now the one I used is a classic and very balanced smoky expression from Los Siete Misterios. When I want a Mezcal that has the right amount of vegetal notes with the wood and charcoal from the cooking process, Los Siete HAS OFFICIALLY BECOME MY GO-TO. You won’t regret this purchase, also if you didn’t know, they’re a Canadian based company too which is always a plus for me.

Typically I write out what you can substitute and what not with the cocktails, but I wouldn’t change a thing here. It would be hard to get the same results if you’re not pairing these exact flavours. #SorryNotSorry

Happy Friday Everyone and I’ll see you next week for another #DrinkYourGram creation!

Mezcal Summers Dream

A delicious combination of Mezcal, Amaretto and Mango for this bright and complex cocktail!

– Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings 1 cocktail
Author Monica C

Ingredients

  • 1.25 oz Los Siete Misterios Mezcal
  • 1/2 oz Disaronno Amaretto
  • 3/4 oz Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz Mango Juice Used Grace Tropical Rhythms Island Mango Juice
  • 1/2 oz Orgeat Syrup Used Prosyro Orgeat Syrup here
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1 sprig Mint for garnish

Instructions

  1. Prep your glassware first by filling it with ice.

  2. Grab a shaker, add all your ingredients, fill your shaker with ice and give this a vigorous shake.

  3. Strain over fresh ice and garnish with mint.

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Hi, I’m Monica and I’m your Fairy Barmother. At Liquid Culture, creativity is encouraged and education is used to empower followers to be the best they can be. We want to provide you with the tools to confidently bartend within your own home and to have some fun while doing it too! Inside this website you will find recipes, videos, articles and more that will teach you everything you need to know about being your best Home Bartender!

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