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Señor Brown Cocktail

Serious Eats Michael Dietsch Post a comment

In this simple drink, smoky mezcal offers a savory quality that unfolds on your tongue, and apple soda provides a bracing tartness. More

5 Cocktail Recipes That Will Help You Love Mezcal

Drinks Nick Caruana Post a comment

Often overshadowed by its more popular brother, tequila, mezcal doesn't usually get a fair shot. Maybe it's the smokey flavor that polarizes people, or the association with worms, but this often misunderstood spirit really makes for some great cocktails. More

Tres Coops

Serious Eats Nick Caruana Post a comment

Smoky mezcal is a wonderful pairing for elderflower and ginger liqueurs in this frothy egg-enriched cocktail. More

Basil Cranberry Julep

Serious Eats Nick Caruana Post a comment

It's easy to get friendly with mezcal when you're drinking this refreshing cranberry and basil-flavored spin on a classic julep. More

Last of the Oaxacans

Serious Eats Nick Caruana Post a comment

This simple variation on the classic Last Word swaps out the gin for savory mezcal and tosses in a slice of serrano pepper, making for a smoky and spicy variation on the drink. More

All Betts Are Off

Serious Eats Nick Caruana Post a comment

Think you don't like mezcal? Try this cocktail and you might change your mind. More

Tobacco Road

Serious Eats Nick Caruana Post a comment

Pairing smoky mezcal with briny sherry and vegetal Cynar makes for one tasty drink with a great tobacco-laced scent. A pinch of salt and a grapefruit twist help bring out the flavors. More

Make This Mezcal Drink Now: The Jewel of Oaxaca

Drinks Elana Lepkowski Post a comment

If you haven't experimented much with mezcal, this cocktail, made with grilled mango and ancho chili peppers, is a great place to start. More

Jewel of Oaxaca

Serious Eats Elana Lepkowski 2 comments

Smoky ancho chili peppers and grilled mango sound like the start of a salsa, but here they serve as the base of a deliciously sweet and earthy cocktail made with mezcal. More

Cold? You Need This Mezcal Hot Toddy

Drinks Nick Guy Post a comment

At The Pastry War in Houston, Bobby Heugel brings together big flavors with smoky mezcal, herbal-anisey Green Chartreuse, spicy ginger beer, and mole bitters. More

Remontel Toddy

Serious Eats Nick Guy Post a comment

This hot toddy takes a swing south of the border. It's spicy and smoky, just a little bit sweet, and a perfect companion for a cold night. More

So This Exists: A Broccoli Rabe Cocktail at High Street on Market, Philadelphia

Drinks Drew Lazor Post a comment

Is it a bartender's duty to make sure drinks possess mass appeal? Guy Smith, bar manager of Philadelphia's High Street on Market, doesn't think so. Combining the juice of an already-divisive brassica with smoky-mouthed mezcal and dry seasonings more often found on ribs than in rocks glasses, he's created a vegetable-based cocktail so green it could double as a Kermit the Frog-inspired paint swatch. More

Drinking Traditions From Around the World

Drinks Michael Dietsch 8 comments

What's the strangest thing you've seen someone do while drinking? I mean, on purpose, not just because they're drunk and disorderly. Booze-makers and drinkers all around the world have certain practices that might seem odd to an outsider. This week, we'll look at a few. More

The Great Calabaza

Serious Eats Autumn Giles 1 comment

Rich, smoky mezcal provides the base for this autumnal riff on a margarita. More

First Look: Mezcal, Cocktails, and Seasonal Mexican Bites at La Urbana in San Francisco

Drinks Maggie Hoffman Post a comment

The bar at La Urbana in San Francisco is already stocked with 56 different mezcals, with another dozen or so on the way. More

We Taste 4 Mezcals from Oaxaca

Drinks Andrew Strenio Post a comment

While mezcal's outsider status is attractive to those who seek out and consume hard-to-find booze, limited distribution and publicity also makes it difficult to penetrate the mass market. Mezcal from Oaxaca, a partnership between 11 independent mezcal brands and the Oaxacan government, seeks to change all that. More

Grilled Tomato and Toasted Chili Cocktail

Serious Eats Heather Meldrom 1 comment

Smoky, but not overpowering, fresh tomatoes and lime juice keep this chili-spiced cocktail bright and refreshing. It's perfect for brunch on a hot summer day. More

9 Mezcal Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 1 comment

If you've read up on mezcal and you really want to get into it, there's a world of cocktails out there for you: savory ones with Scotch, rich ones with ginger, cool variations on classics and original cocktails popping up in bars around the country. Here are 9 recipes we love from top cocktail programs around the country » More

How to Make Mayahuel's Good Cork

Drinks Jaclyn Einis Post a comment

In this smoky variation on the Fancy Free, Mayhuel's Philip Ward replaces bourbon with one part Irish whiskey and one part mezcal. Instead of maraschino, spicy Benedictine gets in on the action. More

Good Cork from Mayahuel

Serious Eats Jaclyn Einis Post a comment

Mayahuel's Good Cork is a stiff whiskey drinker's cocktail with a smoky twist. More

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