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Coctel Donaji

Coctel Donaji
Los Angeles Times

Mezcal has a terrible image. It's fiery stuff, real rotgut, with a worm floating in the bottom of the bottle -- at least, that's what most people think. Because mezcal sounds like mescaline, the psychedelic drug, it's surely hallucinogenic. Furthermore, ... Read more

Total time: 10 minutes | Serves 2
  • 1 large lime, cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon sal de gusano (or 1 tablespoon coarse salt mixed with 1/8 teaspoon red chile powder)
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 ounces mezcal
  • 2 teaspoons grenadine, or more to taste
  • 2 small orange wedges

Step 1Use tall flutes, or broad-bowled, stemmed cocktail glasses or a margarita glass. Moisten the edge of 2 cocktail glasses with a lime half, then dip each glass in the chile salt to thinly coat the rims. Add 2 or 3 ice cubes to each glass, if desired.

Step 2Squeeze the juice from the lime halves. Mix about 1 tablespoon lime juice with the orange juice and mezcal. Divide between the 2 glasses. Float a little grenadine on top, place an orange wedge on each rim and serve.

Each serving:
160 calories; 5 mg. sodium; 0 cholesterol; 0 fat; 0 saturated fat; 15 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram protein; 0 fiber.
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