Shake up something smoky.

Mezcal is known for its unique smokiness and smooth finish; keeping that in mind, a good mezcal doesn’t need much added for it to be sipped and enjoyed. Though if you are a fan of shaking, stirring, and serving up cocktails, mezcal makes for a perfect spirit that won’t be overpowered by added juices or edible garnishes—that’s why we’ve gathered up our favorite cocktail recipes to make with mezcal.

Try a mezcal-based Bloody Mary with Tajín seasoning for a summery daytime drink, or a few creative takes on the classic paloma cocktail. For a floral and earthy drink, you can’t go wrong with hibiscus and mezcal.

Whether you’re gearing up for a Cinco De Mayo get-together or just looking for something to sip on after a long day, we’ve got you covered with our top picks below.

Feel inspired to get your hands on some mezcal and start mixing up some of these recipes? Check out our mezcal guide here for all things mezcal, along with some of our favorite bottles to try.