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Pepino El Pyu Margarita


  • Pepino El Pyu
  • 2 ounces tequila blanco
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce cucumber juice
  • 1 ounce hoja santa syrup (recipe follows)
  • Hoja Santa Syrup - 2½ cups
  • 4 tablespoons hoja santa, dried
  • 2½ cups cold water
  • 2½ cups white sugar
  • Cumin Salt
  • 1/2 cup coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup ground cumin

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If you've ever wanted to try your hand at mixology, now's the time, with this mixed drink from Mercadito.

This recipe provided by Mercadito Restaurant.

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Foodie Byte: This recipe's amount can be increased to yield more portions. Cumin Salt can be stored for a period of 6 months in a cool, dry place.


  1. Pepino El Pyu:
  2. Add all ingredients to glass.
  3. Shake over ice.
  4. Decorate rim with cumin salt.
  5. Hoja Santa Syrup:
  6. In medium pot, place sugar and water and bring to boil.
  7. Add the dried hoja santa and let boil for one more minute.
  8. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and cool, strain through a very fine strainer and refrigerate.
  10. Cumin Salt:
  11. In a bowl mix both ingredients until well distributed.