La Sombra Red Pepper-2


Today we’ve got another cocktail from my friends at Red Pepper Taqueria in Atlanta. I had to choose a cocktail that had a bit of heat and true to their name. I’ve been trying mezcals over the past few years, with Fidencio and Ilegal being among my favorite brands. This cocktail uses mezcal from Sombra.

La Sombra Red Pepper

Some mezcals can hit you over the head with smoke but I find La Sombra to be quite balanced and perfect for cocktails such as this one. It’s also extremely simple to make with only four ingredients.

La Sombra Red Pepper-3

If you give it a try, let me know what you think!

La Sombra
2 oz Sombra mezcal
1 oz squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz agave nectar
2 slices poblano pepper
Muddle 1 slice poblano pepper, agave nectar and mezcal. Add lime juice and shake. Add ice and stir. Double strain into rocks glass with a chipotle salt rim. Garnish with 1 poblano pepper ring.