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Best Mezcal Drinks for Dinner Parties

How to choose and make the right drinks

Hosting dinner parties is always fun, but if you do it often, then perhaps you are getting bored with the regular margaritas and the classic cocktails you know how to make. It was probably a hit the first few times you brought the drinks out to excited guests, but isn’t it time to surprise them with something new? Mezcal drinks are the way to go!

Serving Mezcal Drinks

Mezcal shares similarities with tequila due to both coming from the agave plant, but Mezcal gives your drinks a smokier and fuller taste compared to its “sister booze.” What is so great about it is that you can make your regular tequila drinks – but exchange tequila for mezcal to give it a little twist!

Choosing the RIght Drinks to Serve

The best drinks for your dinner party depends on your guests but also on the food you serve. Not everyone loves sweets and sugary drinks, and you may want to check in with your guests to see what they like.

Step number two is to learn more about which drinks go with what type of food. This isn’t necessarily relevant if you plan to serve your mezcal drinks before or after dinner, but they need to be properly paired with the food you are serving if you want your guests to sip on their cocktails during dinner.

Best Dinner Party Mezcal Drinks

You can make straightforward mezcal drinks by mixing in fresh lime juice, honey syrup or plain honey, ginger beer, and plenty of ice, or you can try something a little more elaborate.

Hibiscus ; Cilantro Mezcal Cocktail

You can use hibiscus tea or hibiscus flower for this delicious and vibrantly red cocktail! The tangy taste is refreshing and energizing, and the cilantro garnish adds a unique touch to it.

  • Hibiscus tea or 1/2 cup of (dried) hibiscus flowers
  • 1/4 cup of lime juice
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 3 cups of cilantro leaves
  • Mezcal: 1/2 a cup

Mezcal Mule

The Moscow Mule is a popular drink worldwide, and a great way to reinvent it with more flavor is to substitute the vodka with mezcal.

  • 0.5 oz of ginger juice
  • 1.5 oz of sparkling water
  • 0.5 oz of lime juice
  • 1 oz of agave nectar
  • Mezcal: 2 oz

Mezcal Margarita

If you are not ready to give up on your favorite Margarita just yet, why not try the same recipe but with mezcal instead of tequila? The following recipe allows you to make a whole pitcher at once so that everyone at your dinner party can try one!

  • 4 oz of lime juice
  • 4 oz of orange juice
  • 4 oz of lime juice
  • 4-8 oz of syrup or agave
  • Mezcal: 16 oz

Conclusion

It is always nice to get a chance to surprise your dinner party guests positively, and you might even find a new favorite drink while experimenting with mezcal! Why not set up a little drink testing event for your guests, where they get a chance to try a few different cocktails to see which one they like best?

 

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Written by Jacob M

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