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Cóctel Al Pastor

Add 1 cup of unsalted corn nuts to a blender and blend until the corn nuts are the consistency of course sea salt. Then mix into 5 cups of salt.

Add 3.5 oz vegan Achiote paste to 1 qt pineapple juice, and stir until dissolved.

2 oz Ilegal Mezcal Joven

1 oz achiote-infused pineapple juice

1 oz lime juice

0.5 oz agave nectar

Tortilla salt rim

Shake and strain into a glass rimmed with tortilla salt. Garnish with pineapple leaves.

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Paloma Ingrata

Nostalgia in a glass, inspired by Mercedes Castro’s Mexican anthem

1.5 oz Ilegal Mezcal Joven

0.5 oz lime

0.75 oz agave nectar

0.75 oz grapefruit

2 oz IPA beer

Add all ingredients to tin and whip. Shake with 2 ice cubes and dump into a beer glass with salt rim and fill with ice. Garnish with grapefruit peel.

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Invierno Ilegal

Ilegal bartenders craft beautiful mezcal cocktail recipes. Pictured is the Invierno Ilegal, which combines cinnamon-infused Ilegal Reposado with guava syrup and fresh lime.

Add 2 sticks of Mexican cinnamon to one 750 ml bottle of Ilegal Mezcal #Reposado and let sit for 6 hours

Add 1 cup of sugar to 1 cup of guava juice. Bring to a boil and boil until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.

2 oz cinnamon-infused Ilegal Reposado

3/4 oz guava syrup

3/4 oz fresh lime

Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake vigorously until chilled and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with grated cinnamon.

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El Poblano

2 oz Ilegal Mezcal Joven

2 slices of Poblano pepper

1 oz lime juice

0.5 oz agave nectar

Chipotle salt:

3 tsp chipotle en adobo purée

1 cup kosher salt

/ Mix Chipotle salt ingredients together and let dry.

Add ingredients to shaker and shake. Strain into stemmed glass with chipotle salt rim. Garnish with a Poblano slice.

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No Sé Smash

2oz Ilegal Mezcal Joven

0.75oz Lime Juice

0.75oz Orgeat Simple Syrup

5 Berries of Choice

6 Drops Angostura Bitters

*Orgeat syrup is made from almonds, sugar, and floral water. Available at most liquor stores.

Put all ingredients into rocks glass. Muddle and fill with crushed ice, shake. Add 6 drops Angostura bitters.

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Lulo Margarita

Ricky builds his specialty Lulo Margarita with Ilegal Mezcal at Broken Shaker in Miami, FL. Recipe ↓

Add to shaker:

1 oz Lulo Syrup

1 oz Lime Juice

2 oz Ilegal Joven

To make Lulo Syrup, add Lulo fruit pulp to your agave syrup equal parts. Modify to taste.

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