Just like tequila, mezcal is made from the agave plant. However, the type of agave used for its production and production techniques are actually completely different! The result? Mezcal's unique, smoky flavor. Some people love it and others simply find pleasure in other kinds of spirits... but this delicious cocktail might convert you into an official mezcal lover! The citrus flavors of the passion fruit are the perfect combination with any mezcal, when blended together it's a match made in heaven! You'll love this cocktail! Looking for something new to try this weekend? Mix this up and don't forget to share with us by hashtagging #delaluz! Cheers to you!
Passion Fruit Mezcalitas
1 cup sugar
3 cups water
1/4 cup lime juice
1 1/2 cup fresh passion fruit pulp
Salt, for rim
Chili powder, for rim
Lime wedge, for rim
8 ounces Mezcal
Simple syrup, to taste
Passion fruit flower, for garnish
In a small saucepan combine sugar and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
Combine remaining water, lime juice and pulp. Blend until combined. Strain water through a fine mesh strainer in case pulp had seeds. Refrigerate passion fruit water until ready to serve. In a small plate combine salt and chili powder. Use a lime wedge to wet the rim of the glass and dip in chili salt mix. Serve agua fresca with 2 ounces of mezcal for each glass over ice. Add simple syrup to taste. Garnish with a passion fruit flower and enjoy!