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One major practical use for garafones.

One major practical use for garrafones.

Ah the humble garrafon. They are the all purpose plastic containers for water, mezcal, fuel, and any other liquid that plays nice with plastic. Their multipurpose uses speak volumes about the subterranean factors that actually make Mexico function. The fact that they’ve been elevated to folk art status (see photo below) also speaks volumes about how mezcal lovers fetishize every and anything involved in creating their favored tipple.

A garafone cast from Omar Hernandez.

A garrafon cast from Omar Hernandez.


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Max co-founded Mezcalistas with Susan way back in 2012. Before that he was a journalist at Salon.com and The San Francisco Chronicle.

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