Mezcal and blood red oranges—a match made in a cocktail shaker! If you enjoy tequila as much as I do (and I do) then giving mezcal a try is well worth the experience. Mezcal is not the tequila of days gone by, with the scary worm at the bottom of the bottle. Mezcal has come a long way and the varieties available today are so worthy of the blood red oranges. If you don’t have mezcal or just want to stick with what you know, then añejo tequila is what you want to use as it has some similar deep and dark notes like mezcal. Squeeze, pour, shake, pour again, and sip … ahhh. Salud!