MEZCAL SMOKE & FIRE
For Each Cocktail:
-2 oz mezcal, such as Noble Coyote Espadín
-1 oz Chili Tamarind Syrup
-lime juice from 1/2 lime
-1 oz orange juice
-Garnish: orange or lemon slice dusted with Noble Coyote Sal de Gusano.
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with a small amount of ice, strain and pour into rocks glass or similar with a large ice cube or two.
Chili Tamarind Syrup
-1 jalapeno sliced thin
-1 serrano sliced thin
-0.5 tsp ancho chili powder
-1 1/2 cups water
-2/3 cup granulated sugar
-2 tbsp tamarind paste
-1 tsp salt or Noble Coyote Sal de Gusano
Combine chili tamarind syrup ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and stir. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved, and mixture just comes to a boil, about 8-10 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool for 10-15 minutes. Strain your concoction into a container (preferably a glass). Store in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.