Sipping on a Peach Mezcal Margarita makes everything feel like summer. We like our margaritas with the smoky notes of Mezcal. It makes this no ordinary margarita!
I love peaches. I bought a bag from the farmer’s market and didn’t really know what to do with them all. So I did what any sane person would do and started thinking up creative cocktails I could make.
This recipe uses only fresh peaches – no peach-flavored anything – including Scnapps. The peaches can be peeled or not, depending on your preference. They add a natural sweetness to the drink that means you don’t need to add much, if any, additional sugar.
Tequila vs Mezcal
They typical liquor used for margaritas is Tequila, but I really love substituting it with Mezcal instead. Mezcal is very similar to Tequila. It’s produced in Mexico from the agave plant, just like Tequila. The difference is in the way it’s produced and the resulting flavor and aroma of the liquor.
Mezcal is not just distilled. The agave plant is harvested, then roasted in underground pits to impart the famous smoky flavor and aroma. It is then twice distilled to ensure quality. Read all about the history and production of Mezcal.
As with Tequila, there are many different producers of Mezcal and not all are made with as much care and quality as others. You don’t need to use a top-shelf Mezcal for this recipe, but we wouldn’t recommend the cheapest one either. If you’re wondering which one to buy, it’s always best to ask for a recommendation at the store.
How to Make Fresh Peach Mezcal Margaritas
There are very few ingredients in this recipe, so it’s a breeze to make. You’ll just need a blender (I use my portable blender), some peaches, Mezcal, lime juice, and agave nectar (or honey).
As previously mentioned, you can peel the peaches or leave the skins on. The resulting drink will be slightly chunkier with the peels on. It’s sort of like drinking orange juice with pulp or without.
Add the peaches to the blender, toss in the rest of the ingredients, blend it for a minute, and you’re done.
You can salt the rim of your glass if you wish. To do that, just wet the rim with a slice of lime, add some salt to a flat plate, and dip the glass upside down into the salt.
This recipe makes just one drink, so be sure to double the quantities for two!
Tools Needed to Make Margaritas at Home
There’s not much you need to make these margaritas, beyond the ingredients and a blender. Below are some of our favorite tools we use in this recipe.
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Peach Mezcal Margarita
- 2 oz Mezcal
- 1/2 Peach, peeled and chopped seed removed
- 1/2 oz Triple Sec
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- Cut up the peach and put it into a blender. Add the Mezcal, Triple Sec and lime juice and pulse until well blended.
- Serve over ice with a peach garnish.
- The peaches don't have to be peeled. If not, the drink will be thicker and pulpier. It's your choice.
- If you don't have Mezcal, you can substitute with Tequila.