What's the Story Behind El Poblano?

El Poblano is not just a cocktail; it's a vibrant celebration of Mexico's rich cultural heritage and its storied spirit, mezcal. This drink pays homage to the traditional flavors of Mexico, blending the smoky depth of Mezcalum's artisanal mezcal with the earthy spice of poblano pepper. Mezcalum, a product of Mexico from the heart of Oaxaca, brings to this concoction a legacy of meticulous craftsmanship and a dedication to authenticity.

What sets this version of El Poblano apart is its foundation: Mezcalum's mezcal. Crafted from a blend of Espadin and the rare Cuishe agave, which flourishes in Oaxaca's unique climate, this mezcal brings zero carbs, zero sugar, and a non-GMO, vegan, all-natural profile to your glass. The drink's uniqueness is further accentuated by incorporating Mezcalum's commitment to zero additives, presenting a cocktail experience that's as pure as it is delicious.

How Do You Make El Poblano?


  • 2 oz Mezcalum mezcal
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz agave syrup
  • 1/4 of a fresh poblano pepper, seeded and diced
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh poblano ring and lime wheel, for garnish


  1. Muddle the Poblano: In a cocktail shaker, muddle the diced poblano pepper with the agave syrup and lime juice. This releases the pepper's earthy flavors, creating a spicy foundation for the drink.
  2. Add Mezcalum: Pour the Mezcalum mezcal and add a pinch of sea salt to the mix. The salt will enhance the smoky and spicy notes of the cocktail.
  3. Shake: Add ice to the shaker. Cover and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds, chilling the mixture while blending the flavors.
  4. Strain and Serve: Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass filled with ice. Garnish with a fresh poblano ring and a lime wheel.

What Makes Mezcalum's El Poblano Unique?

This version of El Poblano is a testament to Mezcalum's devotion to tradition and quality. By using mezcal produced through artisanal methods passed down for generations, this drink encapsulates the soul of Oaxaca. The combination of Mezcalum's mezcal with the distinctive taste of poblano pepper creates a cocktail that's not just a beverage but a journey through Mexico's rich landscapes and culinary history.


Can I Use Any Mezcal for El Poblano?

While you can use any mezcal, Mezcalum's unique blend of Espadin and Cuishe agaves, crafted through ancestral methods, provides a depth and complexity that elevates El Poblano.

Is El Poblano Spicy?

The spice level can be adjusted by the amount of poblano pepper used. Seeding the pepper reduces heat, making the drink delightfully flavorful with a manageable kick.

Can This Drink Be Batched for Parties?

Absolutely! Multiply the ingredients by the number of guests and mix in a large pitcher. Remember to adjust the seasoning and spiciness according to your guests' preferences.

El Poblano is more than a cocktail; it's an experience that embodies Mezcalum's spirit. It invites you to savor the authentic flavors of Mexico, brought to life through the craftsmanship of our Maestro Mezcalero, Carlos Méndez Blas, and the natural richness of Oaxaca's agaves. Cheers to a drink that's as lively and intriguing as the culture it celebrates!