5 Smoky Mezcal Cocktails

Last Updated July 24, 2017
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Mezcal isn't tequila, although they are both made from the agave plant. It's sometimes called "the father of tequila" because of its older, smokier, stronger taste. These 5 cocktails perfectly blend mezcal's smoke with sweet and spicy flavors.

Jalapeño Mezcal Mule

“That sounds interesting. I’ll try it.” This is how people get hooked on this spicy cocktail. It’s hot, but the finish is soothing, which makes you want another sip.

Pineapple Mezcal Cocktail

Mezcal, an agave-based liquor, is sometimes considered “the father of tequila” because of its older, smokier, stronger profile.

Charred Mezcal Sour

Inspired by my first experiment, I turned my attention to a spirit with a reputation for being smoky and pairing well with the foods of summer: mezcal. Although the mezcal itself adds plenty of smoky...

Zignum White Sangria

This uses mezcal, a distilled alcoholic beverage made from agave plants that are native to Mexico.
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