Mezcal 101

Mezcal is timeless. Channeling centuries of ceremony and culture, it is big, bold and vivid… exemplary, potent and singular. Mezcal is not tequila, it is a true, living antiquity, a magnificent, mystifying panacea forged in a style that glorifies the peoples of the mountains, the plains and the…

La Rosa Prieta

From Spitz Little Tokyo in Los Angeles 2 oz Don Amado Rustico Mezcal 3/4 0z St-Germain elderflower liqueur 1/2 oz lime juice 1/2 oz Simple syrup (1 to 1) 2 oz grapefruit juice 1 lime squeeze Shake and strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Garnish…

Mezcal FAQs

What is “Mezcal”? Mezcal is a classification of agave-based spirits distilled within the territorial boundaries of Mexico’s Denomination of Origin for the category. As initially determined in 1994, five states were permitted to produce spirit called “Mezcal”: Oaxaca, Guerrero, Durango, San Luis Potosi & Zacatecas.…

Don Amado Mezcal Featured in Saveur

An Incredible Elixir By Eric Lawlor, Published in Saveur on May 8, 2002 Until the end of the last century, Alberto Sánchez López tells me over chiles rellenos de picadillo at the excellent El Topil restaurant in the city of Oaxaca, mezcal was the libation of…