There’s a liquor store in Baja California that might just have the best Mexican liquor selection I’ve ever seen. I’d tell you where it is but I’ve been sworn to secrecy by the friend who first showed me the place. What I can tell you is I make sure to buy my 1L worth of alcohol and I bring back a new style of tequila, mezcal, or sotol each and every trip. So, I can’t tell you where it is but I’m making up for it by sharing all the new cocktails my new Mexican liquor stash has inspired. The most simple one of all? This Guava Mezcal Mule Cocktail recipe, which is a smoky tropical twist on a mule made with guava juice and mezcal.
Now, go stock up on all your cooking essentials, then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!
Guava Mezcal Mule Cocktail Recipe
- Ice cubes
- 1 1/2 ounces mezcal joven
- 1 1/2 ounces guava juice
- 1 ounce chilled ginger beer
- Thinly sliced lime
- Make The Crushed Ice: Wrap a few handfuls of ice cubes in a clean towel and, using a rolling pin or muddler, tap on it until all the ice is broken up and crushed.
- Make The Mezcal Mule: Fill a tall glass or Moscow mule mug with ice then add the mezcal, guava juice, top with ginger beer, and a squeeze of lime. Garnish with lime slices and serve.