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Avocado Barbacoa Mezcal Cocktail

Turn happy hour upside down with this slightly spicy ginger-infused avocado mezcal cocktail! The creamy texture from the avocado produces a perfectly frosty, smooth beverage.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado Cocktail
Servings: 2 Servings

Ingredients

The Cocktail:

  • 1 California avocado cut into chunks
  • 1 ½ cup crushed ice
  • 4 ounces mezcal
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • 2 ounces ginger syrup recipe below
  • 2 ounces agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoons minced chipotle pepper
  • 2 pieces beef jerky optional garnish
  • 4 strips red bell pepper optional garnish

The ginger syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup agave nectar
  • 2 inch piece ginger cut into coins (not peeled)

Instructions

The Cocktail:

  • Place all of the ingredients, except the beef jerky and red bell pepper, in a blender. Puree until smooth. Divide between two highball glasses. Garnish with jerky and bell pepper, if desired.

The Ginger Syrup:

  • In a small saucepan, combine the water, agave nectar and pieces of ginger. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Cover, remove from the heat and steep for 30 minutes. Pour the syrup through a strainer into a container. Discard the ginger pieces.
  • Store remaining ginger syrup in the fridge in an airtight container.