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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

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

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

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

The Great Calabaza

Serious Eats Autumn Giles 1 comment

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

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

Bitter Salty Perro

Serious Eats Heather Meldrom 4 comments

A riff on a Salty Dog, this cocktail is excellent with a 100% agave blanco tequila—or try a joven mezcal. More

Rosa Amargo from Mayahuel, NYC

Serious Eats Jaclyn Einis Post a comment

Grapefruit liqueur and mezcal give this funky spin on the Negroni by Mayahuel's Jeremy Oertel a smoky-tart twist. More

Napoleon's Loss from 1534

Serious Eats Jaclyn Einis 1 comment

An allusion to the former French empire's withdrawal from Mexico and all its agave splendor, Napoleon's Loss is your gain in this cocktail from New York's 1534: tequila, lemon and ginger-agave syrup with a little mezcal on top. More

Beloved's Allsorts Inc.

Serious Eats Jaclyn Einis 2 comments

A tribute to bar builders Allsorts Inc. and their liquid namesake, a hodgepodge of beer, this agave-based cocktail from Beloved in Greenpoint, Brooklyn mixes mezcal, tequila, pear eau de vie, and Velvet Falernum for a lightly citric baked-fruit flavor. It's grassy, sweet, fruity, plus a little bit spicy and sour all at once. More

La Condesa's Ahumado Seco

Serious Eats Melody Fury Post a comment

To subdue the potentially overpowering mezcal, Nate Wales devised a hibiscus agua fresca. The final result is a light, subtly smoky, and well balanced cocktail with a gingery zing. More

Rodeo Ghost from West of Pecos

Serious Eats Lauren Sloss Post a comment

This Negroni variation uses mezcal instead of gin and Zucca Amaro instead of Campari. More

Spicy Aztec Hot Chocolate with Chili, Cinnamon, and Mezcal

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 1 comment

If you don't have mezcal on hand, you can still make this spicy and delicious hot chocolate—try using aged rum or tequila. More

No. 8

Serious Eats Maggie Hoffman Post a comment

The Kings Ginger helps emphasize the delicately earthy flavor of unsmoked Fidencio mezcal in this refreshing spin on the Paloma from John John McCarthy of Whitehall and Mary Queen of Scots in NYC. More

The McQueen

Serious Eats The Serious Eats Team Post a comment

McCarthy affectionately refers to this one as the "Smoky Smoky," although by my count, you could tack on a few more iterations—smoky smoky smoky? Scotch and Fidencio mezcal blend with dark agave and orange and chocolate bitters, with a spritz of hyper-smoky Ardbeg 10-year, plus a mighty twist of flamed grapefruit. More

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