Discover the mystical charm of Oaxaca in a glass with the Oaxacan Elixir, a mezcal cocktail that celebrates the spirit of Mexico's artisanal traditions and the vibrant flavors of its homeland. Infused with Mezcalum, the purest expression of Oaxaca's terroir, this recipe is not just a drink; it's a journey through the heart of mezcal craftsmanship.

What is the Oaxacan Elixir?

The Oaxacan Elixir is a cocktail that encapsulates the essence of Oaxaca’s rich cultural heritage and its revered mezcal-making traditions. This unique concoction blends the smoky notes of Mezcalum with fresh, local ingredients, creating a sensory experience that transports you straight to the agave fields of Central Mexico.

Why is Mezcalum the Perfect Base for This Cocktail?

Mezcalum is crafted from a blend of Espadin and the rare Cuishe agave, which brings a distinct profile to the mezcal. With zero carbs, zero sugar, and no additives, Mezcalum is a pure, all-natural spirit that enhances any cocktail with its clean, smoky undertones. By using Mezcalum in our Oaxacan Elixir, we pay homage to the ancient practices of Oaxaca's Maestro Mezcalero, Carlos Méndez Blas, whose family has perfected the art of mezcal production over generations. Discover more about Mezcalum’s commitment to tradition and quality on their website.

How to Make the Oaxacan Elixir?


  • 2 oz Mezcalum mezcal
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz agave syrup
  • 1/2 oz orange liqueur
  • A dash of Angostura bitters
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange twist and a sprig of mint, for garnish


  1. Chill Your Glass: Start by chilling a cocktail glass.
  2. Mix Ingredients: In a shaker, combine Mezcalum mezcal, fresh lime juice, agave syrup, orange liqueur, and a dash of Angostura bitters.
  3. Shake: Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.
  4. Strain: Strain the mixture into the chilled glass.
  5. Garnish: Garnish with an orange twist and a sprig of mint.
  6. Serve: Enjoy immediately and let the Oaxacan Elixir transport you to the heart of Oaxaca.

What Makes This Version of the Oaxacan Elixir Unique?

This recipe not only incorporates Mezcalum, a mezcal with unparalleled purity and depth, but also aligns with the sustainable and artisanal ethos that defines the brand. Each sip reflects the patience and expertise that goes into harvesting the finest agave plants at their peak maturity, ensuring that the Oaxacan Elixir is as authentic as it is delicious. Learn more about the process and passion behind Mezcalum on their official website.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What Can I Use Instead of Orange Liqueur?

If you don’t have orange liqueur, you can substitute it with a splash of fresh orange juice or a few drops of orange extract for a similar citrusy profile.

Is the Oaxacan Elixir Suitable for Vegans?

Absolutely! Mezcalum is a vegan-friendly spirit made with all-natural ingredients, making the Oaxacan Elixir a perfect choice for vegan cocktail enthusiasts.

How should I choose the right mezcal for a cocktail?

When choosing a mezcal for cocktails, look for one that has a balance of smoke and sweetness. Mezcalum’s mezcal, available at, is an excellent choice because it’s crafted to enhance both sipping and cocktail experiences.

Where Can I Learn More About Mezcalum?

Visit the Mezcalum website to explore their range of products, understand their sustainable practices, and delve deeper into the heritage of Oaxacan mezcal.

Can I make this cocktail in a large batch for parties?

Yes, the Oaxacan Elixir is perfect for batching! Multiply the ingredients by the number of guests and mix everything in a large pitcher. Serve over ice and enjoy!

Enjoy crafting this unique mezcal cocktail and savor the taste of Oaxaca with every sip! For more recipes and insights into the world of mezcal, keep visiting Mezcalum’s website.