1. Mezcal Mondays: Mezcal 301

    Mezcal Mondays: Mezcal 301

    The difference between mezcal and other agave spirits. Maybe someone told you that all tequilas are mezcal but not all mezcals are tequila. That was true in 1993 but not anymore, and that’s the first lesson of this Mezcal 301 session. Now that you understand tequila and mezcal, we take a step back for the broader view, to place the two expressions in the context of the other agave spirits.

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  2. Mezcal Mondays: Mezcal 201

    Mezcal Mondays: Mezcal 201

    How to read a mezcal label. If you’ve read that mezcal label closely, you’ve maybe seen words like “artesenal” and “ancestral.” What are the differences? And what’s a “pechuga”? This and more in this Mezcal 201 session.

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  3. Mezcal Mondays: Mezcal 101

    Mezcal Mondays: Mezcal 101

    The difference between tequila and mezcal. You’re a tequila fan and you’ve been hearing about its smoky cousin, mezcal? In this Mezcal 101 session, we’ll break down the differences between these Mexican spirits. 

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  4. Confessions of a Mixologist: Mezcal Negroni

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Mezcal Negroni

    We're mixing things up with this classic gin cocktail. Instead of gin, we're adding mezcal. It adds a smokey flavor that blends magically with the sweet and bitter flavors in the cocktail. If you're not familiar with the Negroni, it is widely known as an aperitif but most certainly can be enjoyed as a cocktail at any time. The drink's origins are pretty much unknown but what we do know is how it got its name. A Count by the name of Camillo Negroni asked his bartender at a small cafe in Italy in the early 1900s to make a few alterations to the already existing drink, such as gin in place of soda water and an orange garnish instead of lemon. Shortly after the drink grew in popularity, the Negroni family opened their own distillery and started creating a ready-made version of this classic cocktail.


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  5. Confessions of a Mixologist: Mezcal Old Fashioned

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Mezcal Old Fashioned

    The Old Fashioned is a cocktail staple and has stayed the most consistent since its origin compared to other long-standing cocktails. In the early 1800's when the word "cocktail" was defined as a "potent concoction of spirits, bitters, water and sugar," the Old Fashioned was called a bittered sling. The only slight change we've seen over the past 200 years or so is the popular switch from rye whiskey to bourbon. And now - Mezcal. We're adding the smoke to this popular classic.  

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  6. Confessions of a Mixologist: Mother of Dragons

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Mother of Dragons

    This one is a real fire breather. Sweet and smokey flavors engross your palate and your tongue is left with the heat from the chile vodka. Lucky for you the citrus saves the day with a cool touch. WARNING: You may have to limit yourself to one glass with this intense, but weirdly intriguing cocktail.


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  7. Confessions of a Mixologist: Humo Rosa

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Humo Rosa

    If you were craving a new happy hour cocktail, you're in luck. The Humo Rosa is an intricately mixed cocktail full of sweet and smokey flavors. The Mezcal, ginger liqueur and grenadine flow perfectly together to create an uniquely flavorful spring cocktail. Not sure there's a better name for this cocktail as Humo Rosa is translated to "smoke rose."  

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  8. Confessions of a Mixologist: Mezcal Mule

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Mezcal Mule

    Mezcal is definitely becoming a new fan favorite. The growing number of mezcals on our shelves prove just that. Try the fine spirit for yourself in this traditional cocktail usually made with vodka. The smoky flavors of the Mexican spirit shine through when combined with ginger beer in this Mezcal Mule.


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