I absolutely love using mezcal in cocktails to add that interesting smokey flavor. I generally use it only as a float on top of a cocktail like spicy margaritas, but for today's recipe I decided to let it be the star of the drink. This cocktail is simply a classic sazerac cocktail with the usual rye switched out for mezcal. The absinthe rinse paired with the strong smoke flavor of the mezcal and aromatic peychaud bitters basically makes this drink a punch in the face. Definitely not a light aperitif, but the perfect sipping accompaniment after a long night.