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New Mexico Sour

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The New Mexico Sour is a vibrant and flavorful cocktail that blends the smoky essence of mezcal with the tangy zest of lime juice, the sweetness of simple syrup, and the rich depth of port wine. This cocktail is a unique twist on the classic whiskey sour, offering a bold and complex profile that delights the senses with every sip. The combination of ingredients creates a layered drink that is both refreshing and intriguing, perfect for those looking to explore new and exciting flavors.

Tasting Notes

Upon the first sip of the New Mexico Sour, the smoky, earthy notes of mezcal take center stage, immediately transporting you to the rugged landscapes of its Mexican origins. The mezcal’s distinctive smokiness is perfectly balanced by the bright and tart lime juice, creating a refreshing and invigorating experience. As the flavors meld together, the simple syrup adds a smooth and subtle sweetness that rounds out the drink, ensuring that each sip is well-balanced and delightful.

As you continue to enjoy the New Mexico Sour, the addition of port wine reveals itself with a rich, fruity depth that adds a luxurious finish to the cocktail. The port wine’s dark berry and plum notes create a harmonious contrast with the citrus and smokiness, offering a sophisticated complexity that lingers pleasantly on the palate. This layered and multifaceted drink is an adventure in itself, inviting you to savor each component and the way they interact to create a truly unique cocktail experience.

Tips & Tricks

Incorporate a few drops of aromatic or orange bitters to add a new layer of complexity and enhance the flavors.

Substitute simple syrup with agave syrup for a more authentic, earthy sweetness that complements the mezcal.

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New Mexico Sour

New Mexico Sour


  • 2 oz mezcal
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz port wine


  1. In a shaker add ice, mezcal, lime juice, syrup.
  2. Shake very well to chill and combine.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice.
  4. Slowly pour the port wine into glass, over the back of a spoon.

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