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Mezcal Spicy Mama

A Mezcal Spicy Mama is perfect for the end of the week. Made with smoky mezcal, Pama pomegranate liqueur, fresh lemon juice, agave and a kicker of spicy harissa or muddled jalapenos, this mezcal cocktail is sure to calm you down and rev you up!

A Mezcal Spicy Mama is perfect for the end of the week. Made with smoky mezcal, Pama pomegranate liqueur, fresh lemon juice, agave and a kicker of spicy harissa or muddled jalapenos, this mezcal cocktail is sure to calm you down and rev you up!

I need a drink! Friday has rolled around and this week has been crazy. I know it may seem like this blog is finished, but I’m still waiting for the t’s to be crossed and the i’s dotted. Additionally Mother’s Day is here which traditionally means the planting of the flower boxes and the cleaning of the deck which means work, work, work for me. And I don’t even have my kids around to make me breakfast in bed. How I miss those days!

So last night with thoughts of all I need to do I asked Manservant to make me a drink. Not a cocktail because cocktails imply sipping. I wanted something hearty. Something that would perk me up and help get the laundry into the washer. Something that would cool my head because oh baby…it was 85 degrees in Denver yesterday! So my kind Manservant came up the steps and proceeded to make me a Mezcal Spicy Mama which don’t you know… has been one of my more favorite drinks he’s made in awhile.

Manservant loves tequila and he loves mezcal. I must say that mezcal has never been my fave, given how smoky it is. I mean I think smoke should only come from a grill; but he thinks smoke should come in liquid form and in the form of a cigar. Well, truth be told, there are lots of mezcals out there and he found one that suits me just fine! Sombra mezcal is one of his favorites when it comes to mixing drinks. It isn’t too smoky and is the perfect mezcal to start with when first entering the world of agave.

A Mezcal Spicy Mama is perfect for the end of the week. Made with smoky mezcal, Pama pomegranate liqueur, fresh lemon juice, agave and a kicker of spicy harissa or muddled jalapenos, this mezcal cocktail is sure to calm you down and rev you up! #mezcal #cocktails See more at This is How I Cook!

He concocted a girly drink for me even though I don’t think it’s so girly. In my mind this mezcal cocktail achieves  a great balance between sweet and sour and the smoke blends the two together. The pretty salt on the rim isn’t just decorative. It tastes great too and adds another dimension to this very achievable drink. So many times when it comes to making cocktails one has to make a syrup, infuse something or other, buy some exotic bitters when all you want is a quick and good drink. Making the Mezcal Spicy Mama is easy! The hardest thing might be finding the mezcal you prefer. The other component and I love it, is the harissa. Harissa is a somewhat spicy chili paste with North African origins. There are a lot of varieties out there. Don’t buy one that is heavy on the tomato. Taste it first. I recommend this one that comes in a tube . I don’t find it too spicy at all. It keeps forever in the fridge.

I adore this drink. But then I adore whatever drink I’m drinking at the time. But to be honest I’ve asked for this drink more than once. So often that Manservant doesn’t have to look up the recipe anymore. Yes, he has his own recipe book just for cocktails! He said he needed to come up with a name for it, but I beat him to the punch. I think Mezcal Spicy Mama suits this just fine! Because, well…I am one spicy mama! And now you know! Happy Mother’s Day to all mama’s out there!

A Mezcal Spicy Mama is perfect for the end of the week. Made with smoky mezcal, Pama pomegranate liqueur, fresh lemon juice, agave and a kicker of spicy harissa or muddled jalapenos, this mezcal cocktail is sure to calm you down and rev you up! #mezcal #cocktails See more at This is How I Cook!

Here’s to a few more drinks!

An elderflower wine cocktail from Garnish with Lemon, a Seabreeze Punch from Crazy for Crust, and 15 Easy Cocktails perfect for happy hour from Big Bear’s Wife. I think Angie and I would get along fine!

And a few more of my faves:

The Libby

St. Germain Lemon Aid!

The Gardener

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A Mezcal Spicy Mama is perfect for the end of the week. Made with smoky mezcal, Pama pomegranate liqueur, fresh lemon juice, agave and a kicker of spicy harissa or muddled jalapenos, this mezcal cocktail is sure to calm you down and rev you up! #mezcal #cocktails See more at This is How I Cook!

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A Mezcal Spicy Mama is perfect for the end of the week. Made with smoky mezcal, Pama pomegranate liqueur, fresh lemon juice, agave and a kicker of spicy harissa, this mezcal cocktail is sure to calm you down and rev you up!

Mezcal Spicy Mama

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Total Time: 10 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink

Description

A Mezcal Spicy Mama is perfect for the end of the week. Made with smoky mezcal, Pama pomegranate liqueur, fresh lemon juice, agave and a kicker of spicy harissa or muddled jalapenos, this mezcal cocktail is sure to calm you down and rev you up!


Ingredients

2 oz mezcal

1 1/2 oz Pama liqueur

1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/2 oz agave nectar

1/2 t harissa or muddle a few jalapeno slices

Chili Salt for rim or just kosher salt


Instructions

Fill your martini glass with ice and then top with water to chill.

Fill shaker with ice unless you are using jalapeno instead of harissa. In this case muddle a few slices of jalapeno for heat. Add ice and rest of drink ingredients. Shake 30 times.

Empty martini glass and run a slice of lemon around the rim. Pour salt onto a plate and then dip rim into it. Now strain or not, your cocktail into the glass. Last but not least please toast to spicy mama’s!

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Holly
    May 12, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Now this looks like a good way to start the weekend! Happy Mother’s Day, Abbe!

  • Reply
    John / Kitchen Riffs
    May 13, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    This looks really good! And nice ‘n spicy — very nice. Congrats to Manservant — this looks like an outstanding recipe. Thanks! Oh, and Happy Mother’s Day. 🙂

  • Reply
    All That I'm Eating
    May 16, 2018 at 11:14 am

    I’ve never tried a drink with harissa or jalapenos in! I’m intrigued!

  • Reply
    Susan
    May 19, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    I’ve never tried mezcal. Not sure how I’d like the smoky flavor but I do love that your husband suited the cocktail to the occasion 🙂 It certainly looks delicious!

  • Reply
    sippitysup
    May 19, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    I may not be a mama but like Manservant I’m a mescal fan. Love this combination. GREG

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