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The Perfect Puerto Vallarta Thanksgiving Cocktail

Written by  on November 15, 2015
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If you are hosting an American Thanksgiving in your Puerto Vallarta home this year, why not try this spicy cocktail to lend a Mexican twist to a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner.  A delicious take on the margarita, the smoky flavor of this Pineapple Mezcalita recipe pairs perfectly with turkey and all the fixings.  Here's how to make it: 

1  pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1" slices

1 jalapeño, sliced
14 cup cilantro leaves
12 cups mezcal
34 cup fresh lime juice
12 cup agave syrup
 
Grill the pineapple: Heat a nonstick grill pan over high heat, or heat an outdoor charcoal or gas grill to high. Place the pineapple slices flat on the grill, and cook, flipping once, until charred on both sides, about 4 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely.
Place the grilled pineapple, jalapeño, and cilantro in a 2-qt. pitcher and using a muddler or wooden spoon, crush fruit and herbs until broken down. Fill with ice, and then add mezcal, lime juice, and syrup. Stir well and pour into glasses filled with ice, to serve.
 
This recipe, courtesy of Saveur, serves 4 to 6.
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