Loves! Today is national tequila day, which means I’m making a new TTS cocktail, but to be honest I’m mildly over tequila! I’m making a drink with tequilas spicy younger cousin, Mezcal. This delicious Mezcal spritz cocktail, is fermented, sugar-free, and #eattoglow approved. Plus – it’s easy to make at home, and even easier to order at the bar with friends.
The Benefits of TTS Mezcal Spritz
Believe it or not, the classic spritz we all know and love is usually laden with pesticides, preservatives, and syrupy aperol. It’s no wonder that just one or two of those bad boys will leave you with a killer headache (and zit!) the morning after.
My TTS mezcal spritz includes all clean, fresh ingredients like grapefruit and zesty chili powder, so sit back and soak up the skin and health benefits.
Mezcal for the Win
Mezcal is a magical beverage.
First off, it’s fermented, which is one of the many reasons this ancient spirit is #eattoglow approved. It is made by roasting agave hearts in a large pit, crushing the roasted hearts with a tahona stone to release the juices, and then fermenting the juices and fibers in wooden barrels and distilling in a copper still.
Mezcal is also sugar-free! Truth be told, it’s actually one of the cleanest spirits on the market due to its traditional production process and the fact that it’s made with 100 percent agave and no sugar by law.
Plus, unlike most alcohol, which can slow the metabolism way down, mezcal contains a complex molecular structure of agavins which has been found to stimulate the metabolism.
This tangy, delicious fruit is loaded with benefits your skin will love. Grapefruit contains antioxidants and vitamin C, which can help reduce inflammation and help fight skin damage caused by the sun and other pollutants. It also has small amounts of B vitamins, zinc, copper, and iron, which can all help keep your skin glowing and healthy.
This is the antioxidant that makes chilis spicy! If you love spice, then you’re in luck! The capsaicin added to this cocktail via the festive chili topping not only brings the heat (literally), but it can do wonders for your skin. Capsaicin, the active ingredient found in peppers, has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, as well as antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, which can help cleanse the body and fight off bacteria.