Smoky Citrus Mezcal Margarita

This smoky Mezcal Margarita recipe adds a new twist to the classic margarita with the addition of smoky mezcal. The combination of mezcal, Cointreau, and freshly-squeezed lime juice creates a refreshing and flavorful cocktail that's perfect for any occasion.

Smoky Citrus Mezcal Margarita

A refreshing twist on the classic margarita with the smoky flavor of mezcal, balanced with the citrusy kick of Cointreau and lime juice.

4.38 from 77 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 1 1/2 ounces mezcal
  • 1 ounce Cointreau (or any orange liqueur)
  • 3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Optional: agave nectar or simple syrup for sweetening
  • Ice
  • Optional: lime wedge and salt for rimming the glass


  1. If you prefer a salt-rimmed glass, use a lime slice to moisten the rim and dip it in salt.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine mezcal, lime juice, and Cointreau. Shake or stir until well mixed.
  3. Adjust sweetness to taste by adding agave nectar or simple syrup and stirring until desired sweetness is reached.
  4. Fill a glass with ice and pour in the margarita mixture.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with a lime wedge if desired.