The Southern Spicy Mezcalita

The Southern Spicy Mezcalita

To kick off our new series of cocktail recipes, we're going straight to the strong stuff. As big fans of both tequila and bourbon, it's no surprise that Mezcal would become a staple piece on our bar cart and the basis of our new favorite cocktail to mix up against the heat that rolls in with Spring and Summer. The Mezcalita is like the big brother of a Margarita; tougher, more refined, bold, and guaranteed to kick your butt (but in a good way). As is the case with any drink we mix up, we always like to find our own little twist to guarantee it stands out from the basics, which is why you'll find a little bit of Florida flavor on the ingredients list for this one. Now, scroll down, pour one strong, and pair your Mezcalita perfectly with the boat, beach, or backyard.

Pro tip: Pairs extra well with Cinco De Mayo

The Southern Spicy Mezcalita


  • 1.5 oz Madre Mezcal (snag it here)
  • 2 oz Fresh squeezed local Orange Juice
  • 1 oz Nellie & Joe's Famous Key West Lime juice (*the secret ingredient*)
  • 2 slices Fresh jalapeño
  • 3 dashes Orange Bitters
  • Ocotillo Salt Co seasoning (grab the Rimming Tin here)
  • Key Lime wedges


  1. Crank your Turtlebox up loud and throw on an OU Radio Playlist.
  2. Prepare your glass by rubbing a Key Lime wedge along the edge of the rim. Dip the glass rim into the Ocotillo Salt Co Rimming Tin and roll from side to side to ensure a thick coating. Add in ice cubes to the glass.
  3. In a cocktail shaker cup, add ice, mezcal, orange juice, key lime juice, jalapeño slices, and orange bitters. Shake it up!
  4. Pour over your cocktail glass, garnish with a key lime wedge and jalapeño slices, and beat the heat with your new favorite Mezcalita recipe!
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