This Spicy & Smoky Mezcal Margarita recipe offers a twist on the classic margarita. With its bold smoky flavor and the zesty kick of fresh lime juice, it's a cocktail that packs a punch

Start by preparing the spicy rim. Sprinkle chili powder on a small plate, then moisten the rim of a glass with lime. Dip the glass wet rim into the chili powder and rotate it until the rim is fully coated.

Next, fill the glass with ice cubes and pour in 2 full ounces of mezcal, the orange liqueur or triple sec, lime juice, and agave syrup. Mix well.

Garnish with fresh jalapeno or jalapeño slices, a lime wedge, and optionally, finish off with a sprig of rosemary for an extra touch of flavor and aroma. Cheers to your spicy and smoky mezcal margarita!

Mezcal, a Mexican drink made from the core of the Agave plant or "Piña," is mainly produced in Oaxaca, Mexico.