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Blackberry Jalapeño Margarita


Blackberry Jalapeño Margarita
Partida Silver Tequila, fresh blackberry & jalapeño purée, lime juice, Cointreau float. 
Bricks Eats and Drinks, Placerville,

Añejo Ginger Julep


Añejo Ginger Julep
Añejo tequila with muddled orange, sweet & sour mix, ginger beer, and a chipotle kick.
Wally’s Pizza Bar, Cameron Park,

Spicy Chihuahua


Spicy Chihuahua
Frida Kahlo Blanco Tequila, Ancho Chile Liqueur, fresh lime juice, and cane syrup. Note: $1 from every purchase is donated to the Placer SPCA.
Bennett’s Kitchen Bar Market, Roseville,



House tequila, mango, lime juice, agave nectar, chamoy, and Tajín.
Limon E Sal Taqueria Bar, Folsom,

Smoked Piña


Smoked Piña
Cilantro-infused Mi Campo Tequila, Vida Mezcal, pineapple/sage shrub, and lime juice.
Hawks, Granite Bay,

By Tara Mendanha

Must-Try Mezcals

By Megan Wiskus

Tequila’s smoky cousin mezcal is having a moment. Try the agave-based spirit from the comfort of your crib by buying one of these Style-tested, and approved, bottles.

Casamigos Mezcal Espadin
$59 at Whole Foods Market, 270 Palladio Parkway, Folsom, 916-984-8500; 1001 Galleria Boulevard, Roseville, 916-781-5300,
Balanced and elegant with delicate notes of smoke, which lead to a long, silky finish.

Wahaka Mezcal Espadin
$39.99 at Bourbon Wine & Spirits, 5005 Foothills Boulevard, Suite 2A, Roseville, 916-742-4993,
Made with 100% certified organic espadin agave; equal parts smoky, earthy, and sweet.

Se Busca Joven Mezcal
$44.99 at Rocklin Bottle Shop, 5060 Rocklin Road, Suite A, Rocklin, 916-824-2726,
Cooked agave and mesquite on the nose, this young mezcal opens with a palate of nuts, fruit, and green vegetables and lands in a sweet, weighted finish with a mellow but spicy kick.

Mezcal Vago Elote by Aquilino Garcia Lopez
$64.98 at Fork Lift, 3333 Coach Lane, Cameron Park, 530-672-9090,
Toasted, nutty aroma with flavors of roasted corn and a rich, silky mouthfeel.