Pineapple Mezcal Cooler Cocktail
By Kathy Casey
Kathy uses an un-aged mezcal in this cocktail but any style would work well. A fresh sage leaf shaken in adds a dusky flavor. You can also make it with silver tequila, if you don't have mezcal. The Fresh Pineapple Agave can be made ahead with your Vitamix The Quiet One Blender, and is great as a non-alcoholic beverage when a bit of soda water is added.
1 1/2 oz un-aged mescal
1 1/2 oz Fresh Pineapple Agave (see recipe below)
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
splash of soda water, chilled
Recipe for Fresh Pineapple Agave:
Makes 12 oz
1 cup 1/2-inch diced fresh pineapple
3/4 cup agave nectar
Measure cocktail ingredients into a mixing glass.
Fill with ice. Cap and shake vigorously.
Add a splash of soda if desired.
Pour into a tall glass.
Garnish with a pineapple wedge and fresh sage leaf (optional)
Instructions for Fresh Pineapple Agave
Measure ingredients into a blender cup.
Blend mixture until smooth. (Use setting #5 on Vitamix The Quiet One Blender).
Store refrigerated for up to 7 days.