Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Tequila & Mezcal Cocktails

Barbacoa

A vibrant green cocktail in a rocks glass layered with thinly sliced red peppers and lime wheels and garnished with a small piece of beef jerky
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Liquor.com / Tim Nusog

Two types of peppers combine with mezcal, citrus, and ginger in this sweet-and-savory concoction from bar pro Julian Cox. Sure, there’s a lot going on in this recipe, but thanks to the versatility of agave spirits (in this case, mezcal), it all works to create a flavor profile you’ve likely not encountered before now. Balance, of course, is always key, and there’s a reason agave spirits make the perfect companion to savory flavors.

Ingredients

  • 3 slices Bell pepper
  • 3 Lime wedges
  • 1/2 tsp Puree chipotle pepper
  • 1/2 oz Lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Ginger syrup*
  • 3/4 oz Agave nectar
  • 2 oz Mezcal
  • Garnish: Beef jerky piece

Steps

  1. In a shaker, muddle the bell pepper slices and lime wedges.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice.

  3. Shake, and pour (unstrained) into a double Old Fashioned glass.

  4. Garnish with a piece of beef jerky.