A Twist on the Margarita for National Margarita Day with Mezcal & Chile Liqueur

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Spice things up this National Margarita Day, on Thursday, February 22nd, with authentic Mexican Montelobos Mezcal and Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur. In light of the upcoming holiday, celebrated mixologist and Montelobos Mezcal Ambassador, Camille Austin, has selected three margarita recipes filled with flavor, spice and smokiness, that are delicious twists on the classic margarita.



Montelobos Mezcal Joven is mezcal at its peak – a liquid only made possible by world-renowned agave spirits expert Iván Saldaña’s rigorous artisanal crafting process, five generations of Lopez family mezcaleros, and the finest, 100% organic agave espadin ever cultivated. The taste is refined with balanced smoke that shifts between chili and dark chocolate and lingers on the palette.

Ancho Reyes was born from the sacred earth of Puebla and with a recipe dating back to 1927, Ancho Reyes is the original chile liqueur. Ancho Reyes Verde, launched in 2016 to much acclaim, also derives from the poblano chile like Original, but some slight tweaks in the production process results in a wildly different flavor profile. Both products are spicy and an excellent addition to cocktails.


Smoke and Fire

Smoke & Fire

¾ part Montelobos Mezcal
¾ part Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
¾ part Milagro Silver Tequila
1 part fresh lime juice
½ part agave nectar

Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of an old fashioned glass, salt it, and set aside.
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
Add ice, shake, and double strain over fresh ice into the glass.
Garnish with a lime wedge.


Ancho Verde Margarita

Verde Margarita

1 part Ancho Reyes Verde
1 part Milagro Silver Tequila
1 part fresh lime juice
1/3 part agave nectar

Add all ingredients to a shaker, add ice, and shake hard.
Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass with half its rim salted.
Garnish with a lime wheel.

Lobo Negro

Lobo Negro

2 parts Montelobos Mezcal
¾ part ginger syrup
1 part fresh lime juice
4 blackberries

Add blackberries to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Combine the rest of the ingredients and shake well to mix. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with 3 blackberries on a pick.


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