4 delicious tequila and mezcal cocktails to try

Pair these drinks with a plate of tacos
4 delicious tequila and mezcal cocktails to try
Photo by Emily Julka
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Stay south of the border by ordering one of these tequila or mezcal cocktails with your plate of tacos. ¡Salud!

The Mezcal Old Fashioned
BelAir Cantina
For a nontraditional twist on a Wisconsin classic, BelAir combines Delirio Anejo mezcal (a rich mezcal with notes of citrus fruits and sweetness), agave syrup, bitters, muddled cherries, muddled orange and a splash of Sprite to create a cocktail you won’t want to set down.

Gimme that Strawberry Margarita
“Gimme” is right. True to its name, this cocktail leaves you wanting more. It combines Sauza Blue Reposado tequila – a 100 percent agave tequila that has a fresh agave taste with hints of vanilla – with lime, fresh strawberries, yellow chartreuse, hibiscus and Patrón Citrónge.

The Ex Pat
This popular cocktail combines traditional tequila with honey, cayenne, lime, aquavit and curry leaf for a satisfying splash of flavor.

The Mezcal Mule
Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace
Tex Tubb’s mixes El Buho Mezcal — a smokey vanilla and citrus spirit — with fresh-squeezed lime juice and housemade ginger beer for a smoky variation of a classic, year-round refresher.