Mezcal Drinks to Pair With Your Dinner

Mezcal is a distilled alcoholic drink that comes from the Agave plant, just like Tequila, and it offers an intense flavor experience that goes with a variety of food dishes. People around the world prefer to drink it on its own, but there are also dozens of great mezcal drink options if you prefer drinking mezcals in a more creative fashion.

Choosing a Mezcal for Your Drink

Not every mezcal is the same, and each brand and each product has its own unique flavor profile. You can look at the types of agave used to get an idea of what mezcal you are adding to your drink, but unless you are an experienced mezcal consumer, you might not taste much of a difference in the beginning. 

It is recommended to ask someone with knowledge if you are unsure of what type of mezcal to start out with for your mixed dinner drinks.

Mixed Mezcal Drinks

Mezcal is a very versatile alcoholic beverage that blends well with anything from grapefruit juice to coffee. To give you an idea, we have listed some of the best mezcal drinks out there. It is up to you to try them out, see which ones you like best and which drinks you want to offer to your guests at your next dinner reunion.

Paloma Negra

This drink is made with both cold brew coffee liqueur and grapefruit juice, which creates a unique flavor blend for the true coffee lover.

  • 1.25 oz Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • 2 oz Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
  • Mezcal: 0.75 oz

Mezcal Mule

Have you ever tried a Moscow Mule? This drink is the same, but instead of vodka, you use the much more interesting choice of mezcal.

  • 5 oz Ginger Kombucha
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • Mezcal: 2 oz
  • Mint Leaves (Garnish)
  • Lemon Wedge (Garnish)

Mezcal Slushie

This drink offers a mix of flavors, with fresh strawberries, lime juice, beet juice and garnished with mint and chili powder.

  • 5 oz Beet Juice
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Mezcal: 2 oz
  • Chili Powder (Garnish)
  • Mint Leaves (Garnish

Chai Mezcal

How about an alcoholic version of everyone’s favorite – the chai tea? Mezcal, chai syrup, lime juice, and mezcal are all you need.

  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 0.75 oz Chai Syrup
  • 1.25 oz Mezcal
  • 1 Pinch of Salt
  • Anise (Garnish)

Mezcal Margarita

Make an even more delicious margarita by substituting the tequila with mezcal, and consider trying it with mango juice.

  • 1 oz Mango Juice
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • Mezcal: 2 oz

Picking the Right Drink for a Dinner

The key when picking a drink for a meal is knowing if you want something sweet, or if sweet doesn’t go with the type of food you are serving. This can take time, and for a beginner, a smart tip is to research what type of drink goes with a specific meal and pick a mezcal drink that fits the criteria.


Different mezcal drinks go with different foods, but as a beginner, you may want to experiment a little until you find the types of drinks you like best. Mezcal drinks can be sweet, sour, spicy, or dry, and there is something out there for everyone! You don’t have to be an experienced drinker to enjoy a delicious mezcal drink.