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 your product to serve 70 people
- Submit to the judgement of the audience the audience
- Be creative with your set up.
This past Wednesday night I poured La Niña del Mezcal at a Tastemade event at San Francisco's Ferry Building with Reza Esmaili of Derby Cocktail Co. The experience was fascinating for what it said about one of the core issues in
Esquire's David Wondrich has a quick piece introducing mezcal to the spirits ball in the May issue. It's a great fast pitch on all the things that make mezcal special but we differ on two key areas. Per Wondrich: Mezcal, you