20 Must-Try Cocktails with Mezcal

Our favorite drinks to make with this iconic Mexican liquor.

Mezcal may have lived in tequila’s considerable shadow in the past, but it’s been gaining popularity in recent years.

Selection of Mezcal and Tequila Cocktail

Both liquors are derived from agave.

However, mezcal features a unique flavor profile, which can range from earthy to smoky and spicy, making it a versatile ingredient in cocktails. 

The following list of cocktails with mezcal showcases its diversity and different tastes.

The liquor pairs particularly well with citrus, creating complex, layered flavors. 


The cocktails with mezcal take full advantage of the liquor’s rich, smoky flavor. Whether paired with tart citrus, spicy jalapeno, or sweet berries, the alcohol enhances a wide array of drinks. 

Which mezcal cocktail are you eager to try? Leave a comment telling us your favorite smoky drink!

Selection of Mezcal and Tequila Cocktail

20 Mezcal Cocktail Recipes

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


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    Written by Paul Kushner

    I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

    In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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