Maguey Sour
© Tina Rupp

Maguey Sour

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

Maguey is another name for agave. Roasting the heart of the plant in an earthen pit (as opposed to steaming or baking it, which is done for tequila) is what gives Mezcal its smoky flavor.

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  1. Ice
  2. 2 ounces Mezcal
  3. 1/2 ounce Bénédictine (brandy-based herbal liqueur)
  4. 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  5. 1/2 ounce orgeat (almond-flavored syrup)
  6. 1/2 large egg white
  7. Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg and 1 orange twist, for garnish
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the garnishes and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with the grated nutmeg and orange twist.