Indulge your thirst for new ways to drink tequila and mezcal with this collection of 60+ recipes for agave cocktails from New York Times spirits writer Robert Simonson. Artisanal mezcal and tequila bars can be found in every major American city, and mezcal is the new "it" spirit, with more high-quality brands available than ever before. Mezcal and Tequila Cocktails is a comprehensive and straightforward guide to mixing cocktails using agave spirits, both for tequila and mezcal enthusiasts looking for creative ideas as well as those who just like to drink the stuff. Robert Simonson gives us good, simple, doable recipes to enjoy agave spirits more often and in more varied ways. These versatile spirits pair with a broad range of flavors in nearly every classic cocktail formula, from the flip to the julep. The recipes here are easy to assemble, most only requiring three or four ingredients. From riffs on classics such as the Mezcal Mule and Oaxaca Old-Fashioned to new favorites such as Naked and Famous or Smoke and Ice, you'll discover how to use tequila and mezcal to create cocktails that highlight the smoky, edgy flavors of these unique and popular spirits.