IBA official cocktail
Base spirit
ServedServed in one of two ways:
  • Straight up (no ice) in a chilled cocktail glass
  • On the rocks (over ice) in a traditional clay or terracotta mug
Standard drinkware
Cocktail glass
IBA specified
PreparationPour all ingredients into shaker with ice cubes. Shake vigorously. Strain into chilled cocktail glass, or "on the rocks" into a traditional clay or terracotta mug.
Illegal recipe at International Bartenders Association

The illegal is an IBA official cocktail.[1] The illegal cocktail is named after the mezcal brand "Ilegal Mezcal," which is one of its key ingredients. Mezcal is a type of Mexican distilled spirit made from agave plants, similar to tequila but with a distinct smoky flavor.

See also


  1. ^ "ILLEGAL". IBA Official Cocktails. Retrieved May 29, 2020.