This mezcal cocktail with hibiscus, fresh lime juice and orange bitters is a little bit sweet and a little bit savory. Totally refreshing, the smokiness of the mezcal and the richness of the hibiscus syrup totally comliment each other.
1/2 c dried hibiscus blossoms (Flor de jamaica)
1 c sugar
1 t smoked or regular flaky salt
3 ounces Ilegal Mezcal
1 1/2 ounces Hibiscus syrup
1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
2 dashes orange bitters
Coarse Sugar, Valentine Gummy hearts or
In a saucepan combine the blossoms and 1/2 c of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the sugar and salt, stir to dissolve. Now turn off the heat and allow to cool completely. Strain through a fine wire-mesh sieve, pressing on the solids to extract all the syrup. You should have a little over a half cup of syrup. Keep in the fridge until ready to use.
Fill your favorite martini glass or coupe with ice. Add water and set aside to chill.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add mezcal, hibiscus syrup, fresh lime juice and orange bitters. Shake well.
Empty glasses and run a wedge of lime around the upper edge of the glass. Pour the sugar or salt onto a plate and dip glass in it to make a sugared or salted edge.
Carefully pour the shaker’s contents into the glass. Garnish with a heart if you’d like!
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