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Mezcal Tommy's Margarita

By Stephen Thompson

Ingredients

50ml Dangerous Don Espadin Mezcal

15ml Agave Syrup

25ml Lime Juice

Lime Wheel to Garnish

Salt Rim (optional, but omitted when Julio created the Tommy’s)

Times:

Prep: 2 Minutes

Make: 30 Seconds

Total: 2 Minutes and 30 Seconds

Calories:

184 calories

Allergens:

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. No common allergens to be found, although, since every body is different, we advise you check out this recipe's ingredients list just to be sure!

Servings:

Serves 1

A Tommy’s Margarita is a variant of the classic Margarita cocktail. A mezcal Tommy’s is a variant of the Tommy’s, dialed up an extra notch. 

Ingredients

50ml Dangerous Don Espadin Mezcal

15ml Agave Syrup

25ml Lime Juice

Lime Wheel to Garnish

Salt Rim (optional, but omitted when Julio created the Tommy’s)

Star Anise to garnish (also optional for a festive twist)

Method

Chill your glass in the freezer or fill it with ice.

Take your Boston glass or small tin and, using your jigger to measure, add the tequila and agave syrup to your shaker.

Using your Mexican elbow and a jigger to measure, squeeze 25ml of lime juice and add it to the shaker.

Fill your shaker with cubed ice and seal using your Boston tin or lid

Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until your tin is very cold

Remove your glass from the freezer or empty of ice if necessary 

Using your lime wedge, wet the rim of the glass and then dip the rim of the glass in salt or sprinkle salt over it to coat the rim.

Wipe off any excess salt or any on the inside of the glass using a napkin.

Using your Hawthorne strainer, strain your cocktail into your chilled rocks glass and fill with ice.

Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge.

Serve and enjoy!

Equipment

Shaker

Jigger/Measure

Hawthorne Strainer

Mexican Elbow

Rocks Glass

Cubed Ice

History

Using mezcal in a Tommy’s switches up the flavours and adds smokey earthiness due to the different production method used for mezcal. A mezcal Tommy’s is a punchy and vibrant twist on the original. 

This bartender-favourite is tasty all year round, working brilliantly as a refreshing summer citrus drink or a strong and warming winter cocktail.

The original margarita was probably invented in Mexico but not by a Mexican bartender, it’s thought that it was made by an American bartender serving American crowds escaping prohibition. We know that the Tommy’s was created sometime in the late ’80s by Julio Bermejo at his family’s restaurant San Francisco. The bar is now a mecca for bartenders and tequila fans, serving an enormous selection of 100% blue agave tequila.  

Mezcal producers can use a variety of agave plants in the production of the spirit, differentiating itself from tequila.