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Mezcal Margarita

Photo: Hector Sanchez Styling: Claire Spollen

Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield

Serves 2 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Mezcal gets its signature smoky flavor from the slow-roasted and distilled hearts of agave plants.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon light agave nectar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces mezcal
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier (orange-flavored liqueur)
  • 2 lime slices

Nutrition Information

  • calories 146
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 14 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 121 mg
  • calcium 4 mg
  • sugars 12 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 11 g

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients except lime slices in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir vigorously for 30 seconds; strain into 2 ice-filled glasses. Garnish each drink with a lime slice.