• Yield: Makes 1 cocktail

Mezcal is meant to bring joy and be used in times of celebration. Sip it, savor it, and kiss it, and make sure to take a moment to reflect on it, appreciate it, and understand it.

Listen: Bricia Lopez on the rich history and spiritual importance of mezcal in Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca by Bricia Lopez with Javier Cabral


  • 1 ounce (30 ml) grapefruit juice

  • 1 ounce (30 ml) passionfruit concentrate

  • 1 ounce (30 ml) mango puree (1/4 cup frozen or fresh mango chunks blended smooth with 1 ounce simple syrup)

  • 1/2 ounce (15 ml) simple syrup

  • 1/2 ounce (15 ml) triple sec

  • 1 ounce (30 ml) mezcal

  • 1 ounce (30 ml) tequila

For the garnish

  • Tajin


Combine all the ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice. Dip the rim of a cocktail glass in tajin. Serve the cocktail over ice.

Recipe from Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico by Bricia Lopez with Javier Cabral. Photography copyright 2019 by Quentin Bacon.

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