21 Mezcal Cocktails that’s Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

Ok, tequila, margaritas and Mexican food go hand and hand, but have you ever had mezcal? Tequila technically is a type of mezcal, but all mezcals are not tequilas. Confusing, right? They’re both made from the agave plant, but the distillation process is different. All in all, mezcal cocktails are smokier, more flavorful and bolder! Definitely worthy of your Cinco de Mayo celebration!

Mezcal can attribute it’s smoky flavors to the distillation process. Traditionally the agave is baked inside pit ovens that are filled with hot rocks, wood, and charcoal. They are later mashed, fermented and then distilled in clay pots.

They are also typically made in small batches, so the flavor profiles are more intense. Are you a mezcal fan now? Get your hands on a bottle and try these cocktails out ASAP!

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Grapefruit Mezcal Cocktail via The Wicked Noodle

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Honey & Smoke Mezcal Cocktail via By Gabriella

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Pineapple Mezcal Recipe via Vine Pair

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Fresh Peach Mezcal Cocktail via Simple Seasonal

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Cucumber Mezcal Margaritas via Hola Jalapeno

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The Oaxacan Slushie: Strawberry, Mezcal, Lime and Beet via The Artful Desperado

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Mezcal Cocktail with Hibiscus and Cilantro via Bon Appetit

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Rosemary Mezcal Apple Cider via Kale and Caramel

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Smoky Spice Mezcal Paloma via All Purpose Flour Child

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5th & Adams, a Mezcal Cocktail via Imbibe Magazine

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Smoked Cocktail: A Smoky Mezcal Negroni via Nomageddon

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Lemony Lime Island Mango Mezcal Breeze via Half Baked Harvest

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Smoke & Mirrors Mezcal Cocktail via Imbibe Magazine

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Watermelon-Basil Mezcal Margarita via Domesticate ME

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Prickly Pear Mezcal Mule via Freutcake

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Cara Cara Mezcal Sour via Arsenic Lane

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Rosemary Coconut Milk Mezcal Cocktail via The Tipsy Mule on The Feed Feed

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Michelada Oaxaqueรฑa via Camille Styles

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Pineapple and Mint Mezcal Smash via By Gabriella

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