Oaxaca Punch

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Yield: makes 1 Cocktail


1 tsp. Kosher salt

1 tsp. Mexican-style chili powder

2 lemon wedges

5 slices cucumber

1 12 tsp. agave nectar

2 oz. mezcal produced from unsmoked agave


  1. Mix the salt and the chili powder together on a small plate. Run a lemon wedge around the glass to moisten, and rim the glass with chili salt.
  2. Combine the lemon wedges, cucumber, and a pinch of chili salt in the bottom of a shaker and muddle well. Add mezcal, agave nectar, and ice. Shake and strain into a margarita glass over fresh ice.