Tequila Mi Amor

This cocktail is so pretty and perfect for dinner parties or a barbecue. Use good-quality mezcal and tequila for a really clean-tasting drink. You can make your own avocado leaf bitters or use similarly herbaceous bitters for effect. I don’t know what else there is to say about it. Just make it and drink it. It’s really tasty.

Total Time:
10 mins


  • 2 1/4 cups (18 ounces) Casa Dragones Tequila Blanco, chilled

  • 2 1/4 cups (18 ounces) Montelobos Mezcal Joven Espadín, chilled

  • 3/4 cup Hibiscus Syrup, chilled

  • 5/8 teaspoon avocado leaf bitters or Bittermens Scarborough Savory Herbal Bitters

  • Ice

  • 8 to 12 lemon peel twists (from 2 lemons)


  1. Pour tequila, mezcal, hibiscus syrup, and bitters into a small pitcher. Fill with ice, and stir until chilled, about 20 seconds (be careful not to dilute too much). Strain into 8 chilled glasses. Rub a lemon peel twist around rim of each glass, and drop peel into glass.


To make 1 cocktail, combine 1 1/2 ounces chilled Casa Dragones Tequila Blanco, 1 1/2 ounces chilled Montelobos Mezcal Joven Espadín, 1 tablespoon chilled Hibiscus Syrup, and 3 drops avocado leaf bitters or Bittermens Scarborough Savory Herbal Bitters in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover, and shake until chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled glass. Rub a lemon peel twist around rim, and drop into glass.

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