Mezcal Last Word: Cocktail Recipe

The Mezcal Last Word is a delightful twist on the classic Last Word cocktail and a must-try for mezcal enthusiasts. 

This cocktail recipe is perfect for those who appreciate the depth of mezcal and want to explore its unique characteristics in a classic cocktail. 

Ingredients for the Last Word Cocktail with Mezcal

To create the Mezcal Last Word, you’ll need the following ingredients and portions. THey are very easy to remember as all the ingredients are mixed in equal parts:

  • 3/4 ounce Del Maguey Vida Clásico Mezcal 
  • 3/4 ounce green Chartreuse
  • 3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wedge, for garnish (optional)

Step by Step on How to Make the Perfect Mezcal Last Word

Now that you have your ingredients ready, here’s how to make the Mezcal Last Word:

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  • Add all the ingredients into the shaker. 
  • Shake vigorously until the shaker is well-chilled.
  • Strain the mixture into a previously chilled cocktail glass. You can use a coupe or a martini glass.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge.

Variations of The Last Word with Mezcal, Instead of Gin

If you want to give a twist to this already amazing cocktail, here we recommend you these  delightful variations each offering a unique twist

Mezcal Last Word with Agave Nectar

Replace the maraschino liqueur with 1/2 ounce of agave nectar. This variation is perfect for those with a taste for sweeter things and are still new to the smokiness of the mezcal.

Spicy Mezcal Last Word

Add a slice of fresh jalapeño to give the cocktail a kick. Perfect for those looking for a combination of heat and smokiness.

Tropical Mezcal Last Word

Enhance the freshness of the cocktail with a splash of pineapple juice. Adjust it to taste.

Choosing the Best Mezcal for the Last Word Cocktail with Mezcal

When it comes to selecting the best mezcal for your Mezcal Last Word, we highly recommend using a mezcal made from espadín agave due to its affordability and the unique flavor profile.

With its smokiness and agave notes, Del Maguey Vida Clásico  complements this cocktail’s other ingredients perfectly, creating a harmonious balance of flavors.