If Elenita’s sparkling mezcal cocktails taste authentic, it may be because the drinks are produced in Mexico using agave Espadin. But in addition to succeeding on flavor -- the brand’s smoky Cucumber Lime Basil and Pineapple Jalapeno SKUs are both excellent in their own right -- Elenita also deserves recognition for filling a notable white space in the RTD cocktail space by introducing one of the first mezcal-based products to the category.