Alyson & Dafna’s Mezcalrita

For Lemon Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 ½ cup fresh lemon juice

For Mezcalrita - serves 2
1 wedge of lime
4 oz joven mezcal
2 oz fresh lime juice
2 oz lemon simple syrup 

To make simple syrup: in a small saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir until sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from heat and let cook to room temperature. Once cooled, stir in 1 ½ cups of fresh lemon juice. Store in refrigerator for up to two weeks. 

To make Mezcalrita: Wipe the rim of glass with a lime wedge. Pour a bit of Piment d’Ville on a small plate wide enough to fit the rim of the glass. Dip rim of cocktail glass into Piment d’Ville to coat. Plop some ice cubes into the glass. In a shaker, combine mezcal, lime juice, and simple syrup. Fill with ice and shake until your hand is freezing. Strain into the ice filled glass. Serves 2.

Thanks to Alyson Thomas and Dafna Kory for this recipe!