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6 Mezcals to Smoke Up Your Margaritas

6 Mezcals to Smoke Up Your Margaritas

In a time when our nation seems to be divided about nearly everything, there’s still one thing we can totally agree on: We all love margaritas. Margaritas are the perfect combination of salty, sweet, and fantastically fruity. But what about those times when you aren’t feelin’ the fruit? Swap out that tequila with Mexico’s smoky signature […]

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7 Mezcal Producers You Should Try Right Now

7 Mezcal Producers You Should Try Right Now

You don’t have to have an uncle in Mexico to get a good bottle of mezcal anymore. Tequila’s smoky cousin is now in bars and select liquor stores across the country — if you look hard enough. Mezcal’s popularity has skyrocketed in recent years, but it’s not a new spirit. It’s been made for hundreds […]

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Mezcal And Taco Pairings For National Taco Day

Mezcal And Taco Pairings For National Taco Day

The powers that be — AKA marketing teams and the people of the internet — have declared October 4 as National Taco Day. It’s also supposedly National Vodka Day, but honestly, every day should be National Taco Day, so it takes precedent. In America, tacos are generally paired with over-sized margaritas, tequila and cheap cerveza. But […]

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8 Mezcals To Satisfy Your Smoke Love

8 Mezcals To Satisfy Your Smoke Love

There’s plenty to love about mezcal, and not just because it may or may not be the liquor of the moment (honestly, we can’t keep up with that). If you love, or even like, tequila—and here are 12 reasons to fall hard—there’s a good chance you’ll get goosebumps for mezcal. The stuff’s still made with giant […]

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The Real Story Behind The Tequila Worm

The Real Story Behind The Tequila Worm

In this era of craft spirits and, yes, even lawsuits about the hand-craftedness of craft spirits, it’s unlikely somebody would plunk a bottle of tequila in front of you, point at the worm floating around on the bottom, and challenge you to eat it. Unlikely for two reasons: well, we’re all much classier these days, […]

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