So one of the perks of this job is you get to taste new things. This drink, called the Mezcarita, is tart and salty, like a margarita but with a smoky flavor. Lead bartender at the Painted Burro in Somerville Kara Pilotte says it's the Vida Mezcal that provides the smoky notes. Here's her recipe:
-Vida Mezcal, 1 1/2 oz.
-Agavero Damiana Liquor, 3/4 oz.
-Lime Juice, 1 oz.
-Simple Syrup, 1/2 oz.
Add ice into shaker. Add all ingredients. Shake and serve it in a glass rimmed with salt. Add orange slice for garnish.