My “Must-Have” Mezcalito

Recently, Taylor and I were in Santa Fe. My drink of choice the entire trip- Mezcal. I came home and tried to re-create a few of my favorites. Here is my best shot (pun, intended) , and let me tell you, the name speaks for itself. A “Must-Have” Mezcalito. Enjoy!


3 oz. Joven Mezcal, I used Los Javis

3 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

3 oz. Fresh Oranje Juice

.75 oz. Maple Syrup

Tajin for the Rim



Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Shake. Get a glass and rub the leftover lime or orange rind on the rim. Sprinkle Tajin on a plate and circle the wet rim on the plate until the rim is coated. Add ice to the glass. Pour in the drink from the shaker. Add a fresh or dried orange slice for garnish. Enjoy!