Single Village Fix

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Cocktail History

The Single Village Fix is a modern cocktail that was created in 2008 by Thad Vogler at Beretta in San Francisco, California. Known to be one of the first drinks during the cocktail renaissance of the 2000s to use mezcal as the base, the recipe is made with just three simple ingredients—the smoky agave spirit, tart lime juice, and fruity pineapple syrup.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Mezcal: This is a spirit made in Mexico with agave, sugar, and alcohol that is aged in an underground pit lined with wood. We used Rayu Espadín Mezcal because it has light yet complex smoky taste with notes of tropical fruit. For a mocktail version of this drink, try MONDAY Zero Alcohol Mezcal in place of the mezcal.

Lime Juice: This is the liquid juice of a lime. We used freshly squeezed lime juice.

Pineapple Gum Syrup: This is a sweetener made with pineapple juice, white sugar, gum Arabic powder, and citric acid. We made ours at home using Alex’s sous vide recipe.

Bartending Tools

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following bar tools:

Jigger: This is used to measure and pour ingredients. We used the Japanese jigger from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Boston Shaker: This is used to shake ingredients. We used the Boston shaker from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Hawthorne Strainer: This is used to strain out ice and solid ingredients after the cocktail is shaken. We used the A Bar Above Hawthorne Strainer.

Paring Knife: This is used to cut ingredients. We used the OXO Good Grips 3.5 Inch Paring Knife.

Juicer: This is used to juice citrus. We used the ALEEHAI Manual Fruit Juicer.

Tasting Notes

The Single Village Fix has the perfectly combined aroma of smoky mezcal and pineapple, leads with a simple, well-balanced flavor that mixes the deep, earthy spirit with the sweet, bright fruit, and finishes with the addition of tart citrus.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: Especially given how easy it is to make, you can’t go wrong with this drink. And although a three-ingredient cocktail may not be revolutionary now, we can thank the Single Village fix for becoming a template for many cocktails to come.

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐
“This recipe is about as simple as simple gets, making use of the basic sour format just with mezcal and pineapple. That’s not to say it’s not delicious, of course: the combination of the two is well known to be fantastic, and we’ve certainly utilized it many times over. That said, if you’re looking for a bit more complexity, it’s easy to take this template and build upon it with extra ingredients to charge it with other accompanying flavors.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I like it when we come across a really simple drink that delivers all the fruity flavors I love in a cocktail without as much work. If you haven’t made a batch of Alex’s pineapple gum syrup at home yet, get on it so you can try it in this recipe. Any of our cocktails that use it tend to land pretty high on the rating scale for me, and this one’s no exception. It feels like it’s barely a cocktail given how few ingredients are used, but that’s kind of its magic, too. It’s simple, pineapple-y, and light—great for summertime patio or pool sipping.”

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from Mezcal + Tequila Cocktails: Mixed Drinks for the Golden Age of Agave by Robert Simonson.

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AuthorMezcal + Tequila Cocktails

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 1 ½ oz Mezcal
 ¾ oz Lime Juice

Method
1

Add mezcal, lime juice, pineapple gum syrup, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a cocktail glass.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 ½ oz Mezcal
 ¾ oz Lime Juice

Directions

Method
1

Add mezcal, lime juice, pineapple gum syrup, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a cocktail glass.

Single Village Fix

Make It a Mocktail: Use MONDAY Zero Alcohol Mezcal in place of the mezcal to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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More Pineapple Cocktails

If you like this pineapple-flavored cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

Greena Colada Cocktail Recipe

Greena Colada: A rum cocktail made with triple sec, lime juice, lemon juice, Green Chartreuse, velvet falernum liqueur, crème of coconut, mint, and a lime wheel

Something Tequila Cocktail Recipe

Something Tequila: A tequila cocktail made with pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup, passion fruit syrup, a lime slice, a mint sprig, and edible flowers

Smoky Pineapple Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Smoky Pineapple Margarita: A tequila and mezcal cocktail made with triple sec, lime juice, pineapple syrup, Tajín, a lime wedge, and a lime slice

Elusive Dreams Cocktail Recipe

Elusive Dreams: A rum cocktail made with pineapple juice, lime juice, cinnamon syrup, banana liqueur, and a pineapple wedge

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