3 Mezcal Cocktail Recipes to Make at Home | Hedonistas de la Fe

By Sophie Gayot

Hedonistas de la Fe produces four different mezcals:
– ESPADIN (Agave Angustifolia), cultivated agave;
– TOBALA (Agave Potatorum), wild agave;
– CUISHE (Agave Karwinskii), wild agave;
– TEPEZTATE (Agave Marmorata), wild agave.
Each varietal embodies unique flavors reflecting the terroir.

Hedonistas de la Fe has created exclusive craft cocktails with the first three. Since the TEPEZTATE is very complex, it should be drunk neat (which I did while I was writing this article; I could not resist its flavorful nose and elegant smokiness on the palate).

• TEPEZTATE Hedonistas de la Fe mezcal is part of GAYOT’s Best Mezcals.

1. Negronito

INGREDIENTS:
– 1.25 oz. Hedonistas Espadin mezcal
– 1.00 oz. Aperol
– 0.75 oz. Cinzano 1757 Sweet vermouth
– 3 dashes aromatic bitters
– 3 dashes grapefruit bitters
– large rocks
Garnish: dehydrated or fresh grapefruit slice

METHOD:
• Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass or beaker and stir over ice.
• Strain into the double old-fashioned glass over a large ice cube.
• Garnish.

TASTING NOTES FOR Hedonistas Espadin mezcal:
Well-balanced with brine, gentle smoke, and honey notes on the nose, and white pepper, grapefruit peel, and tropical fruit on the palate. 

2. El Curandero

INGREDIENTS:
– 1.50 oz. Hedonistas Tobala mezcal
– 0.75 oz. Damiana liqueur
– 1 oz. fresh lime juice
– 0.75 oz. light agave nectar
– 1 pinch pink Himalayan sea salt
Garnish: line slice

METHOD:
• Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass or tin and shake well over ice.
• Strain into a margarita glass over an ice sphere.
• Garnish.

TASTING NOTES FOR Hedonistas Tobala mezcal:
Smoke forward nose, with notes of tropical fruit. Spice, green pepper, and citrus marry in this full-bodied and balanced mezcal with a long finish.

3. La Hermosa (Paloma)

INGREDIENTS:
– 1.50 oz. Hedonistas Cuishe mezcal
– 1.50 oz. fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
– 0.50 oz. fresh lime juice
– 0.50 oz. light agave nectar
– 2-3 oz. grapefruit soda
Garnish: thin slice fresh grapefruit

METHOD:
• Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass or tin and shake over ice.
• Strain the contents into a highball glass over fresh ice.
• Top off with grapefruit soda and lightly stir.
• Garnish.

TASTING NOTES FOR Hedonistas Cuishe mezcal:
Flower-blossom forward, with gentle notes of lychee fruit. Gentle smoke and spice up front, very sake-like in mid-palate. The taste is floral, with a long, balanced finish.

About Hedonistas de la Fe Mezcals

• ESPADIN ($58.99)
Tasting notes: Well-balanced with brine, gentle smoke, and honey notes on the nose. White pepper, grapefruit peel, and tropical fruit on the palate. 
Food pairing: raw oysters
TOBOLA ($98.99)
Tasting notes: Smoke forward nose, with notes of tropical fruit. Spice, green pepper, and citrus marry in this full-bodied and balanced mezcal with a long finish.
Food pairing: hard cheese (pepperjack, gouda, Parmigiano Reggiano, manchego); smoked salmon, tuna tartare
CUISHE ($119.99)
Tasting notes: Flower-blossom forward, with gentle notes of lychee fruit. Gentle smoke and spice up front, very sake-like in mid-palate. The taste is floral, with a long, balanced finish.
Food pairing: barbacoa; mole dishes; aguachile; ceviche
TEPEZTATE ($259.99)
Tasting notes: Soft and floral, with light smoke and saké nose. Creamy and round with a Calvados-like taste. Big and long on the finish.
Food pairing: desserts; dark chocolate; post-prandial