Ok, so how is it seriously almost the end of June already? This month has equally flown by and crept by at a snail’s pace all at the same time.
It’s just been a weird few months and it definitely doesn’t look like there is an end in sight anytime soon. So creating and shooting food and cocktails it is!
Plus, I usually always get my best work done in the summertime anyway because it’s light out so late at night. At least all the dinner recipes done in the summer anyway.
It’s just difficult to cook and shoot a dinner recipe for the family at 3pm in the winter then hold it and reheat it for “dinner time” and expect everyone to eat “leftover food” for dinner. Or expect them to eat at 3pm.
Lunch, desserts, and cocktail recipes are free game though! Haha! I can shoot those year round without worry of the sun and timing. I really just need to bite the bullet and learn artificial lighting.
Anyway, through all the blathering I bring you another cocktail – a pineapple mezcal margarita!
Mezcal is one of my favorite liquors now and I just love the hit if smokiness it gives to cocktails. Plus, pineapple is running rampant in the grocery stores now so why not combine the two?
This is a super easy cocktail with just 4 (maybe 5) ingredients. Start by adding the mezcal, pineapple juice, lime juice, and orange liqueur to a cocktail shaker.
If you like your drinks on the sweeter side then I would add 1/2 – 1 oz of simple syrup also here. Fill the shaker about half-way with ice then cover and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Strain the mixture into a glass filled with fresh ice and garnish with pineapple wedges or pineapple leaves. I love the way the pineapple juice makes the cocktail just a little foamy, kind of like a fizz.
Serve and enjoy! Cheers to almost surviving another month at home!
Pineapple Mezcal Margarita
- 2 oz mezcal
- 3 oz pineapple juice
- 1.5 oz lime juice
- 1 oz orange liqueur
- 1/2 oz simple syrup optional
- Add all ingredients into the bottom of a shaker and fill 1/2 way with ice.
- Cover and shake vigorously for 30 seconds until chilled and fully combined.
- Strain into glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with pineapple leaves and serve immediately.