Oaxacan Sour

Oaxacan Sour

Sour Oaxaqueño
4 cocktails
Pati Jinich
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chipotle, cocktail, lime, pati's mexican table, pineapple
Author:Pati Jinich
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Oaxacan Sour recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 4 "The Mezcal Trail"


  • 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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. 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,

  4. 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!!

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  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