Pouring their hearts into a glass

Monday, November 7th, saw eight bartenders throwing down for the grand prize title of our 2nd Annual Mexico in a Glass Cocktail Contest. For this contest we ask a lot of the bartenders — Create a unique mezcal cocktail recipe you think embodies Mexico. Batch...

Meet Mezcal, Tequila's smoky cousin

We are pleased to introduce our new correspondent on the ground Buzz Komil – this is his first piece for Mezcalistas… So, there’s this amazing new spirit out of Mexico called mezcal. It’s kind of like tequila, but not really. It’s smoky,...
Mezcal launch party – La Palabra

Mezcal launch party – La Palabra

Last night I had a chance to hit the launch party at Oakland’s Tamarindo for the new mezcal “La Palabra.” There is one type, an espadin from San Juan del Rio in Oaxaca. It comes in a beautiful square bottle which mimics the decanter found in the...