Van Leeuwen Michelada
3 Scoops Van Leeuwen Paloma Sorbet
1oz Ilegal Mezcal Joven
1oz Grapefruit Juice
Pour mezcal and grapefruit juice over the sorbet, and top off with beer (we use Tecate).
Ilegal Mezcal Joven is an ingredient in Van Leeuwen’s January flavor of the month, inspired by the Paloma cocktail.
Signature Ilegal Mezcal Cocktail by Gilbert Marquez
1.5oz Ilegal Mezcal Joven
.50oz Lime Juice
1oz Lemon Simple Syrup (or regular simple syrup)
1oz Peach Puree
Lime Wheel Garnish
Build all ingredients in cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously with ice. Strain over fresh ice with dehydrated lime wheel or lemon zest garnish.
Signature Ilegal Mezcal Cocktail by Carlos Abeyta
Ilegal Mezcal Cocktails
Handcrafted in small-batches, Ilegal Mezcal has a beautifully balanced profile, with a mouth full of agave and a hint of smoke. Our Joven, Reposado, and Añejo are all made with sustainable Espadín agave. A complex, yet smooth and approachable mezcal, for those who enjoy sipping liquors like bourbon, tequila, or craft gin.
While our mezcal is perfect neat, it makes for exceptional mezcal cocktails – originals and reimagined classics alike. Check out our signature mezcal cocktail recipes, and try Ilegal as the base spirit in a Mezcal Margarita, a Mezcal Mule, or your favorite cocktail.