Illegal Cocktail Recipe


The Illegal cocktail is a delicious Mezcal-based cocktail. It takes quite some ingredients to mix this complex drink which makes it so well-balanced. The Illegal cocktail can be served in one of two ways: 1. straight up (no ice) in a chilled cocktail glass or 2. on the rocks (over ice) in a traditional clay or terracotta mug.


  • 30 ml / 1 oz. Mezcal
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. Jamaika overproof Rum
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. Falernum
  • 1 barspoon marschino liqueur
  • 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. freshly sqeezed lime juice
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. simple syrup
  • few drops of egg white (optional)


  1. Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice and shake.
  2. Strain into chilled cocktail glass, or “on the rocks” into a traditional clay or terracotta mug.


  1. Mezcal | USA | UK | Germany
  2. Rum | USA | UK* | Germany*
  3. Falernum | USA | UK* | Germany*
  4. Maraschino liqueur | USA | UK* | Germany*
  5. Sugar syrup | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  6. Clay pot | USA* | UK* | Germany*

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