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We met the 8 Vipers team at the Oaxacan mezcal festival.  They’re a great group of people, and they offered us the following drink recipes. Mezcal and tequila can each be used.  Basically there are over 200 kinds of agave plants, and 50 of them can be used to make mezcal. If it is the blue agave that is used, and if that blue agave mezcal is made in Jalisco state, Mexico, the mezcal is called “tequila”.  So tequila is just a subset, and not a special one, of mezcal.


  • 2 ounces mezcal
  • 4 tsp. sugar
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 3 oz. pineapple juice
  • ½ lemon
  • ice cubes

Muddle the mint with the sugar and mezcal; add the pineapple juice and stir, then squeeze the lemon juice in.  Shake with ice and serve over fresh cubes.


  • 2 oz. mezcal
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • 2 oz. orange juice
  • ¼ oz. simple syrup (equal mixture of sugar and water)
  • 2 dashes of orage bitters
  • 1 lemon slice (garnish)

Mix ingredients and serve over ice with a slice of lemon

Margarita Mezcalera

  • 1/3 part mezcal
  • 1/3 part triple sec
  • 1/3 part lime juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • lime slice (garnish)

Place ice cubes in a glass and cover with sugar.  Add mezcal, then triple sec and lime juice.  Cover with a cocktail shaker and shake until frost forms on the glass.  Then pour into a margarita glass (salt on rim optional) with a lime garnish.

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