Mezcal Sour Cocktail: A Unique Experience with Del Maguey

Explore the fusion of flavor and tradition in Del Maguey’s Mezcal Sour, a cocktail that captures the artisan spirit and cultural heritage of Oaxaca.

Key Ingredients for an Authentic Mezcal Sour

Craft your authentic Mezcal Sour with these ingredients and their recommended quantities:

  • Mezcal Del Maguey: 2 oz
  • Fresh Lime Juice: 1 oz 
  • Agave Syrup: ¾ oz 
  • Egg White: 1 egg white 
  • Angostura Bitters: 2-3 dashes 
  • Ice
  • A slice of lime or an orange twist

Mezcal Sour Recipe:  a Step-by-Step Preparation Guide

Follow these steps to create the perfect Mezcal Sour:

  • Chill the Glass: Place your cocktail glass in the freezer to chill.
  • Mix the Ingredients: In a shaker, combine 2 oz of Mezcal Del Maguey, 1 oz of fresh lime juice, and ¾ oz of agave syrup.
  • Add Egg White: If desired, add 1 egg white for a frothy texture.
  • Dry Shake: Shake the mixture vigorously without ice to emulsify the egg white.
  • Add Ice: Fill the shaker with ice and shake again until well-chilled.
  • Strain: Double strain the cocktail into your chilled glass to remove ice shards and egg foam.
  • Garnish: Add 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters and garnish with a lime slice or an orange twist.

Expert Tips for a Superior Mezcal Sour

Enhance your Mezcal Sour with these expert suggestions:

  • Quality Mezcal: The choice of mezcal is crucial. Experiment with different Del Maguey varieties to find the one that best suits the cocktail.
  • Fresh Ingredients: Always use fresh lime juice instead of bottled for a brighter, more authentic flavor.
  • Balance Your Sweetness: Adjust the amount of agave syrup based on the smokiness and sweetness of your mezcal.
  • Egg White Technique: Ensure the egg white is at room temperature for better froth, and shake vigorously for a smoother texture.
  • Aromatic Garnish: Experiment with different garnishes like a sprig of rosemary or a smoked salt rim to add another layer of aroma and flavor.
  • Serving Temperature: Serve immediately after shaking to enjoy the cocktail at its best temperature and texture.

Variations of the Mezcal Sour Drink

Explore creative combinations of flavors while maintaining the spirit and quality of Del Maguey Mezcal.

Mezcal Pineapple Sour

Add fresh pineapple juice for a sweet and vibrant flavor that perfectly complements the smokiness of the mezcal.

Mezcal Sour Without Egg White

For a vegan or lighter option, omit the egg white. The drink remains refreshing and flavorful, but with a lighter texture.

Mezcal Pisco Sour

A bold fusion. Substitute part of the mezcal with pisco for a touch of smoothness and a slightly floral flavor.

Mezcal Sour Lemon

Switch lime juice for fresh lemon juice for a brighter, more acidic version of the classic Mezcal Sour.

Raw Garden Mezcal Sour

Incorporate herbal flavors by adding a touch of herbal liqueur or a syrup infused with fresh herbs.

Spicy Mezcal Sour

Add a spicy kick with a bit of jalapeño or chili syrup for an exciting contrast to the sweetness and acidity.

Tamarind Mezcal Sour

Introduce tamarind syrup for a unique sweet and sour blend, adding an additional dimension to the Mezcal Sour.

Selecting the Best Del Maguey Mezcal for Your Cocktail

Based on the variety of mezcals offered by Del Maguey and the flavor profile desired for a Mezcal Sour, we recommend Vida Clásico. 

This mezcal’s balance of tropical fruit, ginger, and tangerine notes harmonizes beautifully with the citrus and sweet elements of a Mezcal Sour, creating a delightful and well-rounded cocktail experience

History and Curiosities of Mezcal Sour: Tradition and Culture

The Mezcal Sour came about as an inventive take on classic sour cocktails, featuring mezcal’s unique smoky flavor, a traditional Mexican spirit. Its history is closely linked with the growing global popularity of mezcal, highlighting the spirit’s adaptability beyond traditional Mexican environments. 

The Mezcal Sour has become a popular choice for those seeking to explore diverse and intricate flavor combinations in their cocktails.