Oaxacan Mezcal Sour

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Our cocktail was born at La Tizateria in Oaxaca, a place where the flavors, colors, and aromas mix together to create special remedies for the soul. 

This cocktail is made up of natural syrup, egg whites, and lemon and contains vitamin C and artisan mezcal that reflects the richness of Oaxacan culture and tradition. 

Mezcal, which is often referred to as “a drink of the gods,” makes this special mezcal sour cocktail, a spiritual drink.

Oaxacan Mezcal Sour

Prep Time: 4 minutes 

Yields: 1 cocktail

Image: ​​Eduardo Leyva


  • 40‌ ‌ml‌ ‌mezcal ‌ ‌

  • 30‌ ‌ml‌ ‌lemon juice

  • 15‌ ‌ml‌ ‌natural syrup

  • 1‌ ‌egg white

  • 10‌ ‌ml‌ ‌Ancho‌ ‌Reyes‌ ‌Verde Liquor

  • Ice

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Preparing the mezcal sour

  1. Use an old fashioned glass.

  2. Use the ‌dry ‌shake method.

  3. In‌ ‌a‌ ‌shaker‌, ‌place‌ ‌all‌ ‌the‌ ‌ingredients‌ ‌and‌ ‌shake‌ ‌until ‌the beverage is‌ ‌cold.‌ ‌

  4. With the help of a strainer, remove the ice and shake the mixture for at least 10 seconds.

  5. Serve in the glass and decorate with a dehydrated lemon slice.

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About the Author

Eduardo Leyva

An introverted bartender with no filter. Eduardo works at the Oaxacan bar La Tizateria. He’s a huge sports fan who loves learning the art of the cocktail and who hopes to continue working as a bartender “until his arms can’t take it anymore."

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