Make an unforgettably smoky Mezcal Margarita with this recipe! Includes instructions for ONE serving and a PITCHER of delicious margaritas made with Mezcal. 

Have you tried Mezcal? I LOVE it! It’s like tequila, but has a much smokier flavor, which makes it an excellent addition to cocktails like this Mezcal Margarita recipe! You’ll love this recipe whether you just want one margarita or a whole pitcher, because I include instructions for both! 

Mezcal Margarita Recipe

What is Mezcal? 

Mezcal is very similar to tequila. Both are made from the agave plant, and manufactured in Mexico. 

The difference is one key thing. When Mezcal is made, the agave plant is roasted first. 

Roasting the agave gives Mezcal it’s signature smokiness, and makes it a wonderful addition to cocktails!

  • Mezcal: You’ll love the smoky flavor of Mezcal style tequila. You can substitute with  tequila if you prefer.
  • Lime Juice: Use freshly squeezed juice for the best flavor
  • Orange Juice: Use freshly squeezed juice for best flavor
  • Grand Marnier: This is what is used in traditional  top shelf margaritas. However, you can substitute with Cointreau or Triple Sec.
  • Simple Syrup
  • Kosher Salt: Optional Garnish
  • Ice
  • Lime wedges/slices: Optional Garnish 
Mezcal Margarita Recipe

If you don’t have Mezcal, you can certainly use tequila for this margarita recipe! just substitute your favorite brand. I love using anejo style tequila, which has been aged and tends to be a bit smoother. It has a LOT less bite!

Mezcal Margarita Recipe

This Mezcal Margarita recipe is perfect served with:

Mezcal Margarita Recipe
Mezcal Margarita Recipe

The Best Mezcal Margarita

Yield: Serves 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This slightly smoky Mezcal Margarita is a beautiful twist on your traditional margarita!


For 1 serving:

  • 2 ounces mezcal
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1 ½ teaspoons simple syrup

For garnish/serving:

  • fresh lime wedges for garnish:
  • ice
  • kosher salt for the rim


  1.  To salt the rim of the glass, add a good amount of salt to a shallow dish. Cut off a slice of lime and rub it around the edge of the glass. Dip the glass into the salt to coat the rim.
  2.  In a large glass or cocktail shaker add the Mezcal, lime juice, orange juice, Grand Marnier, and simple syrup. Stir to combine or add ice to the cocktail shaker and shake until combined and chilled.
  3.  Fill your serving glass with ice and strain your cocktail over the ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.


To make a pitcher, you will times the recipe by 6. Here are the amounts:

For a pitcher (6 servings):
-12 ounces mezcal
-12 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
-3 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
-6 ounces Grand Marnier
-9 Tablespoons simple syrup

Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 310Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 320mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 2gSugar 18gProtein 2g

The nutrition for this recipe is calculated by an app and may be incorrect.

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Mezcal Margarita