I am a margarita girl through and through. Slightly odd that the first margarita recipe I’m sharing here is a not a tequila cocktail but a mezcal margarita. The mezcal brings a smokey depth of flavor, which is contrasted and complemented with a honey syrup, pineapple juice, fresh lime, and triple sec. Grilled wedges of pineapple bring home those sweet but smokey flavors with a finger-friendly garnish. Cheers!
Make the honey syrup in advance (see recipe notes) and allow to cool. Prepare wedges of pineapple and brush them with a light layer of honey and a sprinkle of sugar. Grill over high heat for approximately 10 minutes until you see the sugar caramelize and give beautiful color to the pineapple. Then set the pineapple aside while you assemble the mezcal cocktail. Shake all the ingredients and pour over ice to serve, then add the pineapple wedges and enjoy this fresh and fun mezcal margarita!
Part of the fun of a margarita is a great glass to serve it in. Here’s a few resources for margarita glassware: