Blood Orange Cardamom Mezcal Margaritas

The blood orange and cardamom help to balance the smokiness of the mezcal.  You can also sub tequila if you don’t have mescal. An anejo tequila would work well, adding a little smoke flavor.

Blood Orange Cardamom Mezcal Margarita

  • 2 oz lime juice
  • 1.5 oz agave cardamom syrup (recipe follows)
  • 2.5 oz blood orange juice
  • 2 oz mezcal

Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Shake a few times and strain into a glass rimmed in a mixture of salt and ground cardamom. Add a slice of blood orange or lime to the glass.

Agave Cardamom Syrup

  • 4 tbs agave
  • 4 tbs water
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom

Mix all ingredients until combined.

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