mezcal

Dia de los Muertos

I Ate My Way through Oaxaca with Instagram Legend Oaxacking

When I ask Omar Alonso his favorite thing about Día de los Muertos, the answer is easy: the food.
Dan Gentile
12.10.18
Halloween

This Day of the Dead Feast Mixes Mexican Tradition with British Produce

In honour of Día de Muertos, London-based Mexican chef Santiago Lastra experiments with pumpkin tamales and tostadas served with black pudding.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
10.30.18
Booze

Sourcing High-End Booze For a Living Is Less Fun than it Sounds

For all the rare finds, there are a lot of dead-end leads, long talks with pensioners, and convincing people he's not just “another douchebag.”
Eric Kingrea
10.9.18
Munchies

This Team of Booze All-Stars Is Making Mezcal Sustainable

Sombra Mezcal is designed to be beneficial for both the land and the indigenous community in Oaxaca.
Dan Q. Dao
7.18.18
Booze

Winter Is Actually the Best Time of Year to Drink Mezcal

Mexico’s smoky agave spirit is warming as hell, whether you’re in the mood for something literally warm or something that will transport your soul somewhere sunnier.
Natalie B. Compton
2.6.18
mezcal

Your Mezcal Might Literally Be Made with Love

Back in the day, people working the fields would carve their lovers’ names into agave leaves, hoping for good luck in romance. Some of those same plants could have been used to make the mezcal you sip today.
Natalie B. Compton
3.22.17
mexico

Oaxaca Has a Minty Cure for Your Hangover

With a cup of iced te de poleo in my hand, I no longer feel on the brink of death.
Natalie B. Compton
3.10.17
mexico

The Art of Drinking Mezcal Made from Wild Agave

As its name suggests, wild agave isn't cultivated like the plants used to make most of the mezcal out there—and drinking mezcal made from it is a whole new experience.
Natalie B. Compton
3.8.17
alcohol

The Singer from Van Halen Just Launched a Tequila-Mezcal Hybrid

Will Sammy Hagar’s “mezquila” have you runnin’ with the devil?
Daisy Meager
2.13.17
Make this

Put Mezcal and Beer in Your Bloody Mary

Meet Bloody Mary’s sexier Mexican cousin: Bloody Maria. She’s spicy as hell, she brings home the bacon, and she smokes.
Munchies Staff
12.4.16
mezcal

Don’t You Dare Waste a Single Drop of Mezcal

I followed the distillers behind GEM&BOLT mezcal to see how the spirit was produced, from agave to bottle. Spoiler: The process is fucking magical.
Natalie B. Compton
11.7.16
mezcal

End Your Suffering at Guadalajara’s Best Mezcal Bar

Pare de Sufrir—or "end your suffering"—offers 70 brands of mezcal from producers around Mexico, including a special variety made with chicken breast.
Duncan Tucker
11.4.16
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