Yesterday was Groundhog’s Day, and unfortunately we’re looking at six more weeks of winter—as if the winter starts to subside by March here in New York anyway. Rather than wallowing in the sorrows of the blistering cold outside, I think I can better spend my time by breaking out some of these fun winter cocktails. Enjoy these recipes whether it’s with friends at your next fiesta, or on your own after a rough day screaming at colleagues over spreadsheets.
This sophisticated version of the classic margarita adds a bit of a kick and a smokier taste by replacing the usual Jose Cuervo tequila with some reposado and mezcal. The addition of egg white makes for a thicker consistency.
1 oz. Reposado Tequila
1 oz. Mezcal
1 oz. Lime Juice
0.75 oz. Simple Syrup
1 Egg White
Directions: Shake the ingredients without ice first, then add ice to shake again. Serve with the traditional salted rim, or a jalapeño salted rim to make this beverage even more picante.