Make me a fruity, smoky tequila cocktail.

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For a delightful combination of fruity and smoky flavors, the *Smoked Pear* cocktail is an excellent choice. With a high rating of 4.58/5, this sophisticated drink offers a nuanced experience by blending various ingredients like gin, raspberry liqueur, pear liqueur, Mezcal, and Lillet Blanc. The pear liqueur provides a subtle and refined fruitiness that complements the smokiness of the Mezcal, while the raspberry liqueur adds just the right amount of sweetness and fruitiness. This makes the Smoked Pear a well-rounded cocktail, perfect for those who appreciate a balance of flavors with a complex, smoky undertone.

Alternatively, you might enjoy the *Mezcal Margarita*, which garners a solid 4.5/5 rating. As a smoky twist on the classic Margarita, this cocktail substitutes traditional tequila with mezcal for that distinct earthy and smoky flavor. The blend of lime juice, triple sec, and agave syrup creates a balanced profile that beautifully complements the mezcal's smokiness. This drink is further enhanced with a few drops of Margarita bitters and saline solution, making it a sophisticated and popular choice among cocktail enthusiasts.

Either of these cocktails will deliver a delightful mix of fruity and smoky flavors that elevate the tequila to new heights. Enjoy!

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You asked: Fruity and smoky tequila cocktail recipe. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Tequila Mix

The Tequila Mix is a vibrant cocktail that combines the bold flavor of Tequila Añejo with the tartness of fresh...

Lime juice (30ml), Grenadine (15ml), Tequila Añejo (45ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash)

4 ingredients
4.62 / 5

Añejo Old Fashioned

The Añejo Old Fashioned is a sophisticated twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail, introducing the bold flavors of añejo...

Margarita Bitters (8 drops), Tequila (60ml), Agave syrup (7.5ml)

3 ingredients
4.6 / 5

Smoked Pear

The Smoked Pear is a sophisticated cocktail that combines the crispness of pear with the depth of smokiness, featuring a...

Gin (45ml), Raspberry liqueur (7.5ml), Pear Liqueur (22.5ml), Mezcal (7.5ml), Lillet Blanc (22.5ml)

5 ingredients
4.58 / 5

Fuego Manzana

Created by Danny Smith from Che, in London, this drink literally translates as Fire Apple.

Lime juice (15ml), Apple Juice (30ml), Sugar Syrup (Teaspoon), Apple schnapps (15ml), Tequila Reposado (60ml), Chilli peppers (2 slices)

6 ingredients
4.5 / 5

Mezcal Margarita

The Mezcal Margarita is a smoky twist on the classic Margarita cocktail, swapping out traditional tequila for mezcal. This cocktail...

Triple Sec (22.5ml), Margarita Bitters (8 drops), Saline solution (2 drops), Agave syrup (5ml), Lime juice (22.5ml), Mezcal (30ml)

6 ingredients
4.5 / 5

Oaxaca Old-Fashioned

The Oaxaca Old-Fashioned is a modern twist on the classic Old-Fashioned cocktail, celebrating the rich flavors of Mexico. This cocktail...

Mezcal (15ml), Tequila Reposado (30ml), Agave syrup (7.5ml), Chocolate bitters (4 drops)

4 ingredients
4.4 / 5

Oaxaca Old Fashioned

The New York bar Mayahuel has introduced countless drinkers to the joys of agave spirits, and this Mexican-accented riff on...

Mezcal (15ml), Agave syrup (7.5ml), Tequila Reposado (45ml), Chocolate bitters (Dash)

4 ingredients
3.7 / 5


I entered a competition called Spicy Tequila. I thought of tequila and linked it into Mexico with a touch of...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Strawberry liqueur (15ml), Tequila (45ml), Raspberry (5), Mezcal (Teaspoon), Agave syrup (Teaspoon), Red vermouth (15ml)

7 ingredients
3.67 / 5

Mango Julep

The Mango Julep is a tropical twist on the classic Mint Julep, substituting traditional mint flavors for the vibrant sweetness...

Peach Schnapps (7.5ml), Lemon Juice (15ml), Sugar Syrup (7.5ml), Mango Juice (45ml), Mezcal (15ml), Tequila (30ml), Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters (Dash)

7 ingredients
3.63 / 5

Mexican Mojito

The Mojito is a classic Cuban cocktail that is traditionally made with white rum. In nearby Mexico the local alcohol,...

Lime juice (30ml), Mint Leaves (8), Soda water (Dash), Sugar (2 teaspoons), Tequila (30ml)

5 ingredients
3.51 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What makes a tequila cocktail smoky?

A smoky flavor in a tequila cocktail typically comes from using Mezcal instead of traditional tequila. Mezcal is made from agave but is cooked in underground pits, giving it a distinctive smoky taste.

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How do I balance fruity and smoky flavors in a cocktail?

To balance fruity and smoky flavors, use complementary ingredients like fruit liqueurs or juices along with a smoky spirit like Mezcal. A small amount of sweeteners can also help in harmonizing these flavors.

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Can I use regular tequila if I don't have Mezcal?

Yes, you can use regular tequila, but you won't get the smoky undertone that Mezcal provides. To emulate the smoky flavor, you can add a touch of smoked salt or a smoky bitters.

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What fruits pair well with smoky tequila?

Fruits like pear, raspberry, and citrus fruits such as lime and lemon pair well with smoky tequila, offering a delightful contrast that enhances the overall flavor profile.

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Are there smoky non-alcoholic mixers I can use in tequila cocktails?

Yes, smoky non-alcoholic mixers like smoked soda or smoked simple syrup can be used to add a smoky element to your tequila cocktails without using Mezcal.

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