Oaxacan Sour

Oaxacan Sour

Sour Oaxaqueño

Recipe Yield

4 cocktails

Cooking time

5 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.84 from 6 votes


  • 1 1/2 cups mezcal
  • 3/4 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup chipotle simple syrup
  • Lime peel for garnish

To Prepare

  • Add all ingredients (except the lime peel) to a pitcher filled with ice. Stir vigorously and pour into a glass over ice. Garnish with the lime peel.
  • Note: Chipotle Simple Syrup is best if made 48 hours ahead of time.


56comments inOaxacan Sour

  1. Graciela Mendoza!

    Apr 09

    Felicidades Pati ! Todo lo qué haces esta muy rico trato de hacer algunos de los platillos !

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 06

      Mil gracias Graciela, que gusto que estes experimentando con algunas de mis recetas, un abrazo.

  2. David McDaniel

    Jan 20

    Night 2 of your amazing Oaxaca sours. I love the smokiness, but if it is too much, just add an extra oz. Of pineapple juice to soften.
    Our new favorite cocktails.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 29

      Sounds good, thanks David!

  3. David McDaniel

    Jan 19

    YESSSSS, I made this. Loved the smokiness of the simple syrup. Got me to try different mezcals. Fun, delicious. I remember this episode as you and your friends looked to be having a VERY good time.

    BTW, which mezcal do you like ??

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 28

      400 conejos is a great one, but when it comes to mezcal I try to be adventurous 🙂

  4. Julie N.

    Jun 25

    Saw the episode and made a note to try this with the bottle of Mezcal from a trip to Oxaca. This was the perfect drink to make. Delicious, Happy Anniversary to us!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 11

      So glad you enjoyed this cocktail Julie, Happy Anniversary!

  5. Thomas G.

    Sep 13

    Just watched this episode and looking forward to making this over the weekend. Will give me time to make the chipotle simple syrup

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 03

      I hope you enjoyed the cocktail Thomas 🙂

  6. Karen D.

    Jan 30

    Love this cocktail ! Fresh lime juice is the key 😅

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 31

      So glad you liked it Karen!

  7. tina b.

    Sep 25

    Just saw a rerun of this show. Cant wait to try this. My husbsnd and i love Oaxaca and Mezcal. Missing Day of the Dead Crlebrations this year due to Covid.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 04

      We all miss Oaxaca!

  8. kelly tupick

    Sep 18

    This looks really good, i love lime drinks.

  9. Alicia

    May 11

    Hi Pati,
    This was amazing. My Mom does not drink but once a year she will drink this on Mother’s Day. I made it both with mezcal and with tequila. She liked the tequila best. I liked the mezcal but Mom gets to choose. Thank you for making something she likes. 🙂

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 11

      Aw, you guys are so sweet, glad Mom approves 😉

  10. Alma Acevedo

    Apr 24

    Patti, I would love to know the BRAND of Mezcal that you used on this show. I love trying out different liquors and really would love to know the name of the mescal. 5 de Mayo is around the corner!!
    Always enjoy watching your shows.

    Thank you,

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 16

      I used a brand called Wahaka Mezcal. I hope you enjoy the cocktail, Alma!

  11. Anne

    Apr 19

    The smokiness of the mescal and the simple syrup make these very, very special. Just did day drinking with my lady friends and this cocktail gave us hope of spring in Chicago!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 19

      Awesome!!! I’m so glad you and your lady friends had fun, Anne!

  12. Rose Kravagna

    Dec 17

    I had a piece go sour from Peru and it was to die for absolutely delicious I don’t drink tequila or miss gu I had a piece go sour from Peru and it was to die for absolutely delicious
    If mezcal is anything like tequila I will pass

    1. Pati

      Dec 18

      Oh I’m sorry to hear you don’t enjoy tequila, Rose.

  13. Tom Bartolomei

    Jul 03

    I recently found this old adage in a guidebook to Oaxaca that I know you’ll like. “Para todo mal, Mezcal; para todo bien, tambien.” Salud!

    1. Pati

      Jul 03


      1. Tom Bartolomei

        Jul 05

        Arriba…abajo…al centro…adentro!

  14. Danny Gunn

    May 06

    Thanks for the recipe, looked so good.

    1. Pati

      May 07

      Enjoy the Oaxacan Sours, Danny!


    May 01

    Super! Thank you!

    1. Pati

      May 01



    Apr 29

    Pati, I am your biggest fan, especially since I got to visit Oaxaca in February. Next Saturday, I am making your Oaxacan chicken, Rick Bayless’s Yucatan Cochinita Pibil and your Mezcal sours with the mezcal I brought all the way to Montana. Luckily I was able to find a dried Chipotle chili at Lucky’s Market. But how did you make the simple syrup? I know you didn’t leave the chili in the sugar water very long, but don’t remember how long.

    Can’t wait for my Cinco de Mayo party on Saturday with your chicken and drinks.

    1. Pati

      Apr 30

      Here’s the recipe: Have a great Cinco de Mayo party, Jennifer!

  17. DanH616

    Apr 14

    I believe this is one of your best episodes. So cool to visit with the entire family to tell their story. Outstanding Pati!

    1. Pati

      Apr 16

      Thank you Dan!

  18. Senior Tony

    Mar 12

    These are to die for!!! VERY GOOD! a staple in our house on “Mexican Night”. Also, Its nice to squeeze a blood orange or two in.

    1. Pati

      Mar 13

      What a delicious addition, Tony. Thanks for sharing.

  19. e bjorklund

    Feb 25

    this evenings meal was oaxacan sours followed by watercress and avocado salad. achiote fish using ling cod with oaxacan refried black beans, green chili rice, pickled poblanos , and pickled red onions. to finish the meal, tiger pound cake. thanks for all the great ideas.

    1. Pati

      Feb 26


  20. Suznmy

    Dec 31

    Thank you very much. Making this for our NYE celebration. Happy New Year Everyone.

    1. Pati

      Jan 02

      Happy New Year!

  21. Sylvian Chambers

    Dec 19

    I saw this drink tonight! You made it and a beautiful salad with steak and vegetables for your girlfriends! I must do that for my friends soon! It all looked delicious!

    1. Pati

      Dec 20

      I hope you and your girlfriends have tons of fun eating all of it!

  22. Robert

    Dec 10

    What is the brand name of the family’s mezcal brand and is it available in the US?

    1. Pati

      Dec 21

      Oh I visited Wahaka Mezcal in Oaxaca…you can check online where to find their products.

      1. Megan

        Jan 22

        Did you use the Wahaka mezcal for the Oaxacan Sour, or did you use a different brand?

        1. Pati

          Jan 23

          Oh you can use any of your favorite brands Megan…and it will turn out delicious!

  23. debby folmer

    Nov 04

    How does one make chipotle simple syrup?

    1. Pati

      Nov 06

      Here 🙂 //

  24. Laviza Shariff

    Oct 14

    This looks refreshing !

    1. Pati

      Oct 18

      It is!

  25. Suznmy

    Oct 13

    Fantastic Friday evening cocktail! Thank you.

    1. Pati

      Oct 13


  26. Jazmin hernandez

    Oct 12

    I like u alot u are amazing but i don’t understand why you’re recipes are only in english we need in spanish too come on theres people they want to know in spanich
    Thank u and wonderful job

    1. Pati

      Oct 13

      It is coming soon!!!

      1. n oemiabrego

        Oct 14

        oct.14 today you made asalad with corn and onion it look good .what is the receipe?

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