19 Classic Mezcal Cocktails Worth Ordering 

Smoky mezcal has taken the cocktail world by storm. However, this liquor traces its heritage to ancient origins.

Alcoholic cocktail with orange and mint

Traditional mezcal making involves only agave cactus leaves and water, dried by the sun and pulverized.

Experiment with mezcal by replacing tequila with this trendy liquor in your favorite fruity cocktails. Margaritas and palomas taste delicious when mixed with mezcal.

Or use your favorite mezcal to add a new twist on dark, moody mixed drinks like an Old-Fashioned.

This liquor imparts a strong, smoky flavor, so use it wisely. Use these 19 best mezcal cocktails as a guide to exploring this dynamic tequila relative.

Final Thoughts

Mezcal cocktails provide the best way to add an earthy background to many of your favorite fruity tequila cocktails.

Add mezcal to a classic negroni, or whip up something elaborate with a Cheermeister Punch. Mezcal adds a delicious flavor to serious and whimsical cocktails alike.

Learn about other cocktails on our blog, from German cocktails to French cocktails and many more!

19 Classic Mezcal Cocktails Worth Ordering

Alcoholic cocktail with orange and mint

If you’re a fan of mezcal, then these cocktails are probably worth tasting. Check out some popular mezcal cocktails to mix up.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.