blood orange mezcal gimlet
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Blood Orange Mezcal Gimlet

Course Drink
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Author Justin McChesney-Wachs


  • 3/4 oz blood orange cordial
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz mezcal (such as El Silencio)
  • 3 dashes angostura bitters

For the blood orange cordial

  • 1/4 cup perfect puree blood orange concentrate
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt


To make the blood orange cordial

  • Combine the blood orange concentrate and water in a small saucepan (2 to 1 ratio). Add 1/2 cup sugar, a small pinch of salt and bring to 180 degrees on the stove (no higher). Chill completely before using. 

To make the blood orange mezcal gimlet

  • Combine blood orange cordial, lime juice, mezcal and Angostura bitters with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled and strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a blood orange wheel.


  • Recipe makes 1/2 cup blood orange cordial.
  • The blood orange cordial can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for 6 months.