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smoky basil oaxacan mezcal cocktail
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Oaxacan Mezcal & Basil Cocktail

This Oaxacan Mezcal Cocktail, with its smokiness and perfect balance of sweet and sour, will leave you craving more.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cocktail, Mezcal
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Laura


  • 3 lime wedges
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 2 oz Mezcal
  • 1.5 oz lime juice
  • 1.5 oz agave syrup
  • bacon salt for the rim of the glass
  • Ice


  • Add lime wedges and basil to the shaker. Muddle.
  • Add mezcal, lime juice, agave, and ice. Shake well.
  • Wet the rim of an old fashioned glass with a lime wedge and roll the rim in the bacon salt.
  • Add ice to the glass, then pour in the cocktail. Garnish with a lime wedge and basil leaves. Serve.



  • You can replace the bacon salt with another spicy or savory salt.


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg