50/50 Margarita

 

50/50 Margarita

The 50/50 Margarita was created in New York by Natasha Bermudez. Natasha split the base of the margarita between mezcal and manzanilla sherry resulting in a lower ABV version of the classic.
The mezcal margarita has smoke and vegetal notes whilst the manzanilla sherry adds a touch of salinity and minerality. It also dries and lengthens the margarita on the palate.
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Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Jigger
  • Old Fashioned Glass

Ingredients
  

  • 30 ml mezcal, espadin
  • 30 ml manzanilla sherry
  • 15 ml Cointreau
  • 22.5 ml lime juice
  • 7.5 ml agave syrup
  • worm salt (or smoked chile salt)

Smoked Chile Salt

  • 1 part Tajin
  • 1 part paprika
  • 1 part salt

Instructions
 

  • In a cocktail shaker, add all the ingredients
  • Shake with ice for 10-12 seconds
  • Double strain over ice into a salt-lined glass

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