Mezcal Old Fashioned
Try this twist on the traditional old fashioned cocktail, which uses mezcal instead of whiskey. The mezcal gives it a smoky flavor, while the anejo tequila balances out the smoke while giving the drink a golden hue with hints of oak, reminiscent of whiskey.
You can substitute 1 sugar cube and 1 teaspoon of water, muddled, for the simple syrup.
I find mezcal on its own to be overpowering, hence the addition of anejo tequila, but feel free to play around with the ratios to suit your tastes.
Use 1 large ice ball instead of ice cubes for a nicer presentation.