The holidays are a perfect period to spend some downtime with friends and family. And what better way is there to do that than sharing your favorite treats. Are you perhaps looking for that perfect holiday treat for the holidays? Why not explore the wild world of mezcal. The distilled alcoholic beverage is made from all kinds of agave. Just like tequila, it is a Mexican spirit with an extra bit of appeal.
The spirit adds a distinctive smoky, spicy, or tart flavor to your punch, cocktails, margaritas and serves as an excellent complement to bacon and can be sipped on its own. The alcoholic beverage has a distinctive flavor that ranges from fruity to tart, savory to bittersweet, or herbal to spicy. Just like natural wine, the spirit expresses terroir because it is made from various types of agave. It’s an expression of the land the agave comes from, which can sometimes take a decade to mature.
Let’s dig right into the various kinds of treats you can make out of the agave alcoholic beverage during the holidays.
Grilled Pineapple Margarita
It is an ideal summertime cocktail drink. Adding the alcoholic beverage into your margarita adds a distinctive smokiness that gives it that unique flavor and makes it incredibly tasty. If you want to make it even more smoky and spicy, you could add a little bit of salt and coriander into your recipe.
This cocktail is an intensely smoky cocktail made with the agave alcoholic beverage from a restaurant in Portland. It is tasty with a combination of maraschino and citrus that helps reduce the intensity of the smoke.
Walking Stick Cocktail
Walking stick is another cocktail idea that you can make yourself and enjoy with friends during the holidays. This cocktail is made with a combination of dark rum and the smoky alcoholic beverage. Combine your mezcal, rum, and other ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously, and your cocktail is ready to be served.
Mezcal Paloma Punch
This punch is great for setting the holiday mood. The punch is tart and smokey and has just the right touch of sweetness. It’s a drink with the right mixture of soda, sugar, lime juices, and grapefruit. Adding a touch of the agave spirit drink gives you that particular holiday mood.
Excessive Celebration Punch
As the name implies, this punch is a great treat to have when celebrating. It’s light, refreshing, and a great treat if you’re a fan of agave drinks. The mixture of limeade, beer, and the agave spirit gives it that perfect mix of sour, salty, and sweet flavors. It’s an excellent treat to have at parties and can be complemented with crunchy snacks.
Rich with lime juice and fresh mints, this cocktail drink leaves your taste buds feeling refreshed. It is prepared in an ice-filled shaker with a combination of lime juice, mint, and other ingredients, shaken together for at least 30 seconds. The agave spirit drink also adds a smoky aftertaste.
Mezcal Holiday Punch
With a combination of pineapple, orange juice, ginger, beer, and citrus, this cocktail is perfect for the holidays. It is easy to make and ideal for entertaining guests.
Mezcal is an ideal beverage for holiday treats. It’s an excellent ingredient for your holiday recipes like cocktails and margaritas, and it could be sipped on its own. The treats above are just a few ideas to which you could apply the spirit drink, there are plenty of other ideas you could explore, but the first step, of course, is to get a good bottle of the agave liquor.