The Story Behind The Mezcal Martini

Mexican spirits are Khan’s bread and butter, so it’s no surprise that his Martini variation includes mezcal and tequila rather than gin or vodka. A pickled jalapeño garnish adds a slight brininess and a kick to complement the smokiness of mezcal.

 

Ingredients

  • 25 milliliters Tequila Ocho Blanco
  • 25 milliliters mezcal joven (espadín)
  • 25 milliliters bianco vermouth
  • 25 milliliters distilled water
  • Garnish: pickled jalapeño

Directions

  1. Premix the cocktail in a large batch and store it in a freezer set to 19 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. When ready to serve, pour the cocktail into a chilled Martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a pickled jalapeño.

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Updated: 2021-10-11

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