Recipe courtesy of Cliff Crooks

Mezcal Strawberry Smash

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 mezcal strawberry smashes
This drink has all the summertime vibes. The smokiness of the mezcal highlights the sweet notes of the fruit, and the basil is a great bridge between the two.



  1. Divide the strawberries and basil between 2 large rocks glasses. Season with a pinch of salt. Using a cocktail muddler, muddle the strawberries and basil together until the strawberries are smashed and the basil has broken up.
  2. Add 1 1/2 ounces mezcal and 1/2 teaspoon agave to each glass. Fill each glass with ice, then top with club soda. Use a cocktail stirrer to mix.