Tag Archives: Mezcal

• Celeb Booze News: Sammy Hagar & Adam Levine Launch Tequila & Mezcal Blend

Celeb Booze News: Sammy Hagar & Adam Levine Launch Tequila & Mezcal Blend

Hoping they make beautiful music together, rockers Sammy Hagar, of Cabo Wabo Tequila fame, and Adam Levine of Maroon 5, blended tequila and mezcal to concoct a new brand new agave spirit, Santo Puro Mezquila. It should be available everywhere just about now! Give it a shot!      

• Get Tix for the Museum of the American Cocktail’s Spirited Revolución!

Get Tix for the Museum of the American Cocktail’s Spirited Revolución!

Save the Date! Agave de Mayo: A Spirited Revolution Touring the Cocktail Los Angeles Monday, May 19 6:30 to 8:00 PM Petty Cash Taqueria (7360 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA) Tickets: $55 in advance, $60 at the door, $50 for MOTAC/SoFAB and USBG Members   Agave de Mayo: A Spirited Revolution is the next installment […]

“a woman walks into a bar…” and goes to Tequila U at Ortega 120 in the South Bay

“a woman walks into a bar…” and goes to Tequila U at Ortega 120 in the South Bay

Walk into Ortega120 and you could be walking into a cantina in Mexico. It’s that cool. I was there for my freshman semester of Tequila University, the first Tuesday of the month, on the story and facts of Tequila…not the kind that had you hugging your toilet. This session was hosted by Hotel California Tequila. […]

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Booze Travel Destinations You Need to Go To

Booze Travel Destinations You Need to Go To

Were you aware that there’re places in Mexico that don’t have even one Señor Frogs? And, if you think that’s crazy, wait for this: people still travel there… and you should too. Done reeling? Good. Now, book your ticket to Oaxaca, where an American expatriate Grateful Dead fan named Alvin runs a tour company that’s […]

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• Cocktail Named in Honor of Weiner’s ‘Carlos Danger’

Cocktail Named in Honor of Weiner’s ‘Carlos Danger’

‘Dangerous’ Mezcal Cocktail Available At Buttermilk Channel In Brooklyn…or make your own! Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s “Carlos Danger” sexting sobriquet already has sparked a slew of jokes and even a name generator where users can come up with similar monikers for themselves. Now, a bistro in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn has decided to […]

• Tales of the Cocktail® 2013 Tickets on Sale Now

Tales of the Cocktail® 2013 Tickets on Sale Now

Individual tickets and special packages can be purchased online at TalesoftheCocktail.com for the 11th annual Tales of the Cocktail®, being held July 17-21, 2013. NEW ORLEANS—March 30, 2013—Tales of the Cocktail® is gearing up for their 11th year with a yet another spirited line-up of seminars, special events, competitions, tastings and more. Throughout the five […]

• Memorable Montelobos Mezcal. Gotta Have It.

Memorable Montelobos Mezcal. Gotta Have It.

Last night, Montelobos launched their wonderful Mezcal at Las Perlas (downtown LA). I’ve had mezcal and haven’t really been able to get over the, some might say, gasoline taste, but this mezcal was DELICIOUS! It was smooth, had depth of flavors and just the right amount of smoke. Mezcal is typically served neat, and that’s […]

• Think you know about mezcal? Think again.

Think you know about mezcal? Think again.

What I used to know about mezcal — tequila’s brawnier brother — could have fit into a shot glass. That was before a tasting in Mexico City with Cornelio Perez, president of a group called Mezcales Tradicionales de los Pueblos de Mexico, and Ricardo Pandal, owner of a year-old mezcal cantina and restaurant named Patrona. […]

• Spirits of Mexico Festival comes to NY, Chicago & San Diego

Spirits of Mexico Festival comes to NY, Chicago & San Diego

INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRITS COMPETITION GROUP EXPANDS THE SPIRITS OF MEXICO FESTIVAL TO INCLUDE THREE CITIES –New York, Chicago and San Diego to be Stops on 2012 Tour – The oldest, largest and most comprehensive celebration of agave-based spirits in North America, the Spirits of Mexico Festival, will expand to New York City and Chicago […]

OF BOOZE AND BANDS: Trader Joe’s Tequila takes on the Mighty Patrón

OF BOOZE AND BANDS: Trader Joe’s Tequila takes on the Mighty Patrón

Intrepid reporter, D.R. Stewart, reviews TJ’s tequila with the help of the J. Scott Bergman band. “My old 90′s band loved Patrón. We loved it so much, we married it to Corona. We would ask – “Would you like a Pa-trone-ah?” A Frosty Corona, with a shot of Patrón at the ready.  Kismet! Tequila has moved on. There’s an […]

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• Mexican Distillers Fight Over the Word ‘Agave’

Mexican Distillers Fight Over the Word ‘Agave’

Who owns the word “agave”? A select group of tequila and mezcal producers would if a controversial piece of legislation in Mexico wins approval. Both tequila and mezcal — tequila’s older, smokier cousin — are made from agave, a breed of succulent that has been grown and distilled in Mexico for centuries. But agave is […]

• Bartenders petition to protest proposed Mexican tequila regs

Bartenders petition to protest proposed Mexican tequila regs

IN THE WAKE of Internet “blackouts” protesting SOPA and PIPA (anti-piracy legislation currently before the U.S. Congress), a smaller, but no less passionate regulatory protest has been circulating among the world’s bartenders this weekend: Legislation sitting before the Mexican government. NOM-186 as it is called, is designed to tighten naming and production of regionally delineated […]

• Good tequila could soon be extinct: Houston mixologist takes on the marketing machine

Good tequila could soon be extinct: Houston mixologist takes on the marketing machine

“It’s not that I’ve become more picky,” says Anvil Bar & Refuge founder, owner and mixologist Bobby Heugel, “the quality has declined.” It’s a sunny afternoon at Anvil, and Heugel is about to unleash on the state of the tequila industry today. It’s a topic he feels strongly — and knows a lot — about. […]

• Love artisanal tequila & mezcals? This list from Imbibe is for you

Love artisanal tequila & mezcals? This list from Imbibe is for you

Cocktail and spirits geeks can’t get enough of artisanal tequilas and mezcals, and in our January/February issue, writer Paul Clarke tastes through 16 blanco tequilas and mezcals that showcase the breadth of character this style can possess. Not wanting to stop at blancos, we recently rounded up 14 reposado and añejo tequilas and mezcals and […]

• One's man's take on Mezcal…the new vodka?

One's man's take on Mezcal…the new vodka?

Tequila’s lesser known sister, mezcal, is beginning to find popularity in the world of artisan cocktails. While related to tequila — in as much as it’s distilled from agave — there are some key differences between the two. Similar but different This article from Southern California Public Radio offers up a good overview of the […]