Warm summer days call for lazy days in the shade, or at the beach, light food, and a fresh summer cocktail. Our Capella Ixtapa mixologist Miguel understands this. He has made me fall in love with all tequila cocktails, especially margaritas in any flavor, and recently introduced me to cocktails with mezcal, tequila’s smoky brother. Needless to say, these have become some of my new favorites! At our recent culinary event Sabor y Vino, our friends at a local Mezcaleria La Katrina have created a special drink, Spicy Katrina. Many of you have asked for its recipe on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter channels, and I am very pleased I can share it with you today!
Spicy Katrina Mezcal Cocktail
1.5 oz Mezcal Katrina Blanco
1.5 oz Grapefruit juice
¼ chopped Jalapeño
¾ oz natural syrup
Macerate Jalapeño pepper with grapefruit juice.
Mix it in a shaker with mezcal and syrup.
Serve it on the rocks in an old fashion glass.
I hope you enjoy this fresh summer cocktail as much as I do! And please don’t hesitate to let me know what other Capella Ixtapa recipes you’d like to learn. I am always happy to share! Salud!