Sweetheat Street

Justin Hyjek, Homestyle Hostel, Ludlow, VT

“I like drinking heat. Also wanted sweet to balance and play nice. By rinsing with mescal, a smoky sweet heat is achieved. Cheers!”

Del Maguey Vida Single Village Mezcal, as rinse

  • 1 jalapeño slice
  • 3 to 4 small chunks cantaloupe
  • Pinch salt
  • .25 oz (7.5 ml) pineapple juice
  • .25 oz (7.5 ml) fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz (60 ml) Don Julio Blanco Tequila
  • .33 oz (10 ml) Fee Brothers Orgeat Syrup
  • .25 oz (7.5 ml) Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur
  • 1 jalapeño slice, as garnish
  • Pinch salt, as garnish

Rinse a rocks glass with mezcal. Muddle the jalapeno, cantaloupe, salt, pineapple juice, and lime juice in a shaker. Add the remaining ingredients. Shake over ice, and strain into the glass. Add the garnishes.

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