Have you had mezcal before?! I can’t say I’m a huge fan of smoky cocktails, but when I was offered to taste “The Cape” mezcal cocktail at The Cape Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico during a wedding planning tour, I was officially hooked. In true Rich & Kitch fashion, we created our own twist on this delicious mezcalita & made up a recipe using fresh ingredients & Casamigos Mezcal! We can't wait to share it with you here!
For me, the key to a good mezcal is one that isn’t too smokey. Like, I don’t want that smokey flavor lingering in my mouth lol. So, if you’ve tried mezcal before & didn’t like it, we highly encourage you to try another brand! Our current favorite is Casamigos Mezcal, but there are SO many other amazing mezcals out there! If you wondering how mezcal differs from tequila, check out this food & wine article that provides a great explanation.
As we mentioned, this recipe is Rich & Kitch’s twist on “The Cape” mezcal cocktail from The Cape Hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico. So if you order their drink when you’re visiting The Cape on your next trip to Cabo, it will look completely different from our version. Read more about why The Cape is a Rich & Kitch favorite resort in Los Cabos, Mexico here! However, we will say the Rich & Kitch version is delicious as well, so now it’s time to share our Fresh Mezcalita Casamigos Mezcal Cocktail Recipe!
INGREDIENTS & INSTRUCTIONS
Muddle a few sprigs of mint & a few chunks of chopped pineapple
Add ice & desired amount of Casamigos mezcal
Freshly squeeze ¼ lemon & ¼ blood orange or regular orange
Add a few dashes of grapefruit bitters
Shake shake shake in your cocktail shaker
Muddle a few jalapeños in a glass if someone likes their cocktails spicy
Add ice to your glasses & pour your mezcalita using a cocktail strainer
Optional garnishes: pineapple leaf, pineapple slice, mint sprig, lemon twist
Salud! Tag us on Instagram @kitchensinkit when you try this Ricardo cocktail!
NECESSITIES FOR MEZCALITA MAKING
If you are getting married at The Cape, A Thompson Hotel, make sure you offer "The Cape" as a Signature Cocktail on your wedding day!
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