By Mike Augustyniak

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak features a local mixologist to get a new recipe you can use to impress your craft cocktail-enthusiast friends. This week, he went to Baja Haus on Lake Minnetonka to check out the Bad Hombre.

Bad Hombre

  • 2 oz Pepper-Infused Kimo Sabe Joven Mezcal *
  • 1 oz Tattersall Orange Crema
  • ½ oz Agave Nectar
  • 2 oz Sour Mix
  • 1 Serrano pepper
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper
  • 1 Habanero pepper
  • Tajin Lime Salt
  • Granulated Sugar
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* Infuse bottle of mezcal with 1 sliced Habanero and 1 sliced Serrano. Let rest overnight; peppers may stay in spirit if desired.


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In a shaker with ice combine infused mezcal, orange liqueur, agave nectar, and sour mix. Combine and mix equal parts tajin and sugar on a small plate. Rim a martini glass with the salt/sugar combo.  Shake spirit mixture, and strain into glass. Add small slice jalapeno as garnish.

Baja Haus serves So-Cal style coastal food in a laid-back beach atmosphere from near the shore of Lake Minnetonka. Fresh seafood is flown in daily, and the Mexican-inspired cocktails are made with only the freshest ingredients.

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