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These smoky, tart and sweet Mescal Margaritas, made with Cuantro, freshly squeezed lime and orange juice have a salted rim with a surprising ingredient! #mescal #margarita #cocktail #cincodemayo #vegan #lime #mexican

smoky mescal margaritas

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: cocktail
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These smoky, tart and sweet Mescal Margaritas, made with Cuantro, freshly squeezed lime and orange juice have a salted rim with a surprising ingredient!


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Ingredients

  • 1 lime, cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon margarita salt
  • 1 teaspoon Sal de Gusano or just a pinch of chipotle chili powder, optional
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 large navel orange
  • 3 ounces mescal
  • 2 ounce Cuantro

Instructions

  1. Run lime around the edges of two margarita glasses. Mix salt and Sal de Gusano (or chipotle powder) on a small plate. Dip rims of glasses into the salt mixture. Turn upright, add 1 cup ice to each glass and set aside.
  2. Juice the lime. Peel two 2-inch long strips of orange peel off the orange. Juice the orange.
  3. Combine the lime juice, the orange juice, mescal and Cuantro in a small pitcher or shaker. Stir to combine. Pour over the ice, without dislodging the salt.
  4. Char the orange peel with a lighter until just blackened along the edges. Float on top of the margaritas and serve.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 5oz
  • Calories: 187
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.5g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0.5g

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