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Ace Patio Drinking With This Smoky Mezcal Margarita

Welcome to On Demand, a new recipe column in which Eater invites readers to request cocktail recipes from restaurants and bars across the country.

Eveleigh's Mezcal Margarita.
Eveleigh's Mezcal Margarita.
Pablo Bucio

"A couple years ago I was in Los Angeles and ventured to Eveleigh for a drink. One of the bartenders asked me to let him make me an off-menu cocktail, so I did. He made me a classic margarita, but instead of using tequila, he built the drink with mezcal. Ever since then, Eveleigh's mezcal margarita has been my go-to and I can't go in there without ordering one. The honey balances the lime's acidity, and the mezcal bumps up the drink's complexity thanks to its smokiness. I bet the recipe has to be pretty simple. Can you ask for it?" - Kamie N, West Hollywood

Eveleigh's Mezcal Margarita

2 ounces mezcal (such as Del Maguey Vida)
3/4 ounce honey
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
2 dashes Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice bitters
Smoked sea salt

Combine mezcal, honey, and juice in a cocktail shaker; fill with ice and shake well. Strain into prepare glass over ice. Garnish with a pinch of smoked sea salt on top.


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