spinning top cocktail


Spinning Top Cocktail

Spinning Top Cocktail

Trompo Zacatecano

Recipe Yield

1 cocktail

Cooking time

5 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.75 from 4 votes


For rimming the glass:

  • 1 lime wedge (about 1/4 of a fresh lime)
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground chile powder such as chile piquín, ancho, chipotle or a Mexican mix, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons kosher or coarse sea salt

For the drink:

  • 11/2 cups Ice cubes
  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) mezcal or tequila
  • 3/4 cup grapefruit soda
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 to 2 fresh mint leaves

To Prepare

  • Run the lime wedge around the rim of a glass. Place the sugar, chile powder and salt on a small plate and dip the rim of the glass in the salt to coat.
  • Add the ice cubes to the glass, then pour in the mezcal, grapefruit soda and pineapple juice, stir gently. Tear the mint leaves into several pieces and drop them into the glass, stirring gently so they release their flavor into the drink.


4comments inSpinning Top Cocktail

  1. CeeBee

    Mar 15

    Trying to figure out how 10 oz. of beverage fits into what looks like a regular-sized coupe…? Perhaps this is better suited to a Collins glass?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 20

      🙂 🙂 You may be right CeeBee!

  2. A fan!

    Jul 31

    You’re the best and it brings comfort and joy to watch your show and to hear your cute accent! Your food and drinks always look so quick and delicious. Thanks for sharing! And you have a beautiful family and friends.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 08

      Thank you!

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