Mojito a la Oaxaqueña

This mojito a la Oaxaqueña expresses great respect for the lands of Oaxaca and the wealth of flavors that it offers us.

Mojitos are typically characterized by a remarkable freshness and an eminent sweetness provided by rum.

In this cocktail recipe, we switched things up by using espadín mezcal to create smokey, earthy, and mineral flavors. 

The basil provides an herbal freshness, while the pithione syrup gives it a spicy and aromatic taste that pays tribute to the diverse culinary traditions found in Oaxaca.

In general, it is a fresh cocktail with acidic notes reminiscent of earth, and it invades the body with every single sip.


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Mojito a la Oaxaqueña

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yields: 1 cocktail


  • 30 ml lime juice

  • 20 ml pithione syrup

  • 7 basil leaves

  • 50 ml mezcal

  • Top with seltzer

  • Ice

Preparing the mojito

  1. In a glass add the basil and with the help of a mortar crush it a little.
  2. Then add the lime juice, pithione syrup and the mezcal.
  3. Add ice to the glass up to the top and finish filling with seltzer.
  4. Stir with a spoon and garnish with basil and pithione.

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About the Author

Cristian Barrón Morales

23-year-old mixologist working at the Tizateria bar in the center of Oaxaca City. He takes great pride in developing cocktails that create a connection to nature. Although, he is originally from the State of Mexico, he has grown to love Oaxaca.

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