Serve up this delicious Light Mezcal Margarita Recipe when you want something refreshing. This cocktail recipe tastes amazing with a mix of sweet and smoky flavors and it’s terrific for summer entertaining.
Light Mezcal Margarita recipe for entertaining
Since Cinco de Mayo is just days away, this is the perfect drink to help celebrate. My light Mezcal margarita recipe has a very fresh, lightly sweet, and smokey flavor. It’s SO refreshing, I think you’re going to love it.
In that spinning top post linked above, I talk all about the virtues of Mezcal and my favorite brand, Los Amantes Joven. The quality of it is so good that all you need to add for a light and refreshing margarita is a lime, bitters, and a little bit of ginger ale.
My favorite tool to juice lime halves is this one. It has changed my life! Mix up this Mezcal margarita for a great happy hour cocktail any time.
The reason I’m calling this drink “light” is that it’s so easy on the palate, plus the ginger ale called for adds only about 20 calories. The ginger ale also gives this drink a nice fizz, which I always love.
The orange bitters is a great substitute for the Cointreau used in traditional margarita recipes (which is about 95 calories per ounce). Overall I think this drink is really balanced and just plain good!
Sip this for a Mexican fiesta happy hour this weekend or any time you want to chill out on the patio. Garnish with some pretty, edible flowers and a salted rim around the glass. cheers!
- 1 1/2 ounces good quality Mezcal
- 1/2 of a lime, juiced
- 5 dashes orange bitters
- 2 ounces ginger ale
- crushed ice
- Add all ingredients into an ice-filled glass, and stir to combine.