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Smoky Pineapple Mezcal Margaritas

Happy National Margarita Day! If you are celebrating, you should definitely try these Smoky Pineapple Mezcal Margaritas. These are festive and fun! These delicious cocktails would be perfect for any occasion. You could whip up a batch for spring break, Cinco de Mayo, or a fun weekend fiesta! Keep this recipe on file and you will impress your friends and guests!

What makes this recipe so special is the few extra steps that really elevate this from your average margarita. Making your own sour mix is so easy and the outcome is delicious. You make a basic simple syrup and add fresh lemon and lime juice. Mezcal makes this cocktail smoky, earthy, and rich. It balances out the sweet pineapple and tartness of the lemon and lime. This cocktail will become your go-to celebratory sipper! You can find more fun cocktails here and here!

 

Serving Size: Serves 2

Ingredients:

For the sour mix:

1 cup of water

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of lemon juice

3/4 cup of lime juice

For the margaritas:

3 ounces of mezcal

2 ounces of orange liqueur

2 ounces of sour mix

2 ounces of fresh pineapple juice

Fresh pineapple wedges for garnish

3 cups of nugget ice

Instructions:

For the sour mix:

In a small pan, whisk the sugar and water together.

Simmer the mixture over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Transfer the simple syrup to a large jar and let it cool.

When the syrup has completely cooled, add the lemon juice and lime juice.

Shake the mix until it is well combined.

For the margaritas:

Pack the serving glasses with nugget ice.

In a cocktail mixer, add the sour mix and pineapple juice.

Pour in the mezcal and orange liqeuer.

Shake the cocktail and pour it over the ice.

Garnish with a pineapple wedge and enjoy!