Simple, smoky, delicious. This mezcal hot toddy is a great twist on an old classic! Using mezcal instead of whiskey adds a surprisingly delicious and unexpected smokiness to the wintery cocktail. It may be starting to warm up here in Palm Springs but there's no way I was going to deprive the rest of you who are still living in snowy wonderlands of this drink. This bevvie was first brought to my attention when I asked my good friend Michael, who is a bartender at Birba and of whom many of you may know as Lutke, for a warm beverage on a rather chilly Palm Springs night, but I wanted it to be different, obv. And it was EXACTLY the perfect mix of familiar and unexpected. It warmed me right up and gave me a nice buzz! I hope you love it as much as I do! xx sarah
yields 1 cocktail
1.5 oz mezcal (we like Vida Organic)
1/2 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz honey
4 oz hot water
1 lemon wedge
1 orange wedge
In a snifter mix honey and hot water until honey is dissolved.
Stir in mezcal and lemon juice.
Squeeze lemon wedge and orange wedge over beverage and garnish with fresh fruit or place the squeezed fruit directly into glass!