Mezcal Margarita

Smoky mezcal brings depth to a classic margarita. A combination of slightly sweeter Combier and mildly bitter Cointreau balances the floral orange notes in the drink. Double the Cointreau if Combier is unavailable.

Mezcal Margarita
Photo: Victor Protasio
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 1 1/2 ounces mezcal (preferably Rey Campero Espadín)

  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice, peel reserved

  • 1/2 ounce Combier

  • 1/4 ounce Cointreau

  • Salt, for rimming glasses

  • Lime wedge, for garnish


  1. Combine mezcal, lime juice, Combier, and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice cubes; cover and shake until shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Rub half of glass rim with lime peel; dip in salt. Fill glass with ice; strain margarita into glass. Garnish with lime wedge.

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