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9 Things You Should Know About Milagro Tequila

9 Things You Should Know About Milagro Tequila

When the average university student dreams of starting a business with their roommate, the result isn’t usually a global success story. But such was the case for Daniel “Danny” Schneeweiss and Moises “Moy” Guindi. The pair launched Milagro Tequila in 1998. Borne of the late-1990s Mexico City club scene, Milagro sought to encapsulate its roots […]

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Everything That’s Worth Drinking in Mexico City, According to Limantour’s Simón Alberti

Everything That’s Worth Drinking in Mexico City, According to Limantour’s Simón Alberti

Simón Alberti epitomizes hospitality. One of Mexico’s top bartenders, his warmth and enthusiasm (not to mention skill) behind the stick at Mexico City’s Licorería Limantour earned the Roma Norte destination countless accolades. Limantour and its team are “constantly evolving, constantly researching, constantly innovating the Mexican cocktail scene,” he says.

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All the Types of Tequila, Explained (Infographic)

All the Types of Tequila, Explained (Infographic)

Much like the guidelines governing Parmesan and Champagne, tequila can only be made in five Mexican states (Jalisco, Guanajuato, Nayarit, Michoacán, and Tamaulipas), and from blue Weber agave. The diversity of the category, however, includes different age statements and extraction processes. Want to learn how to use blanco versus reposado tequila? Or curious about the differences between […]

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Understanding the Differences Between Tequila and Mezcal (Infographic)

Understanding the Differences Between Tequila and Mezcal (Infographic)

Agave spirits are booming in the United States. Although distillers in modern-day Mexico have been making tequila and mezcal for millennia, America’s thirst for the stuff is relatively recent. Mezcal shipments to the U.S. reportedly quadrupled over the last five years, and the tequila category has grown by 121 percent since 2012. Both tequila and mezcal are made […]

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Go Inside the Mexican Distillery Producing Mezcal With Pre-Hispanic Techniques

Go Inside the Mexican Distillery Producing Mezcal With Pre-Hispanic Techniques

The small town of Santa Catarina Minas, about an hour south of Mexico’s Oaxaca City, has mezcal roots that predate the Hispanic period. Fourth-generation master mezcalero, Eduardo (Lalo) Ángeles (pictured, above), left his family’s Real Minero mezcal operation in 2014 to form his own, Mezcal Lalocura. At Lalocura, Ángeles produces over 20 expressions of the […]

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How to Drink Tequila, According to a Texas Bartender

How to Drink Tequila, According to a Texas Bartender

Tequila has inspired songs, cocktails, raucous evenings, and interminable mornings-after for the unfortunate among us. The Distilled Spirits Council reports that tequila volumes in the U.S have increased at an average rate of 5.8 percent per year, driven in part by the growing popularity of premium tequilas. The agave spirit shows no sign of slowing […]

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American Thirst: Three Homegrown Drinking Traditions We Think Are Foreign

American Thirst: Three Homegrown Drinking Traditions We Think Are Foreign

If you like shooting tequila with salt and lime, by all means go for it! Just don’t blame Mexico for your hangover. The trinity of tequila, salt, and citrus is one of many homegrown drinking customs Americans tend to think are foreign. We also assume locally brewed, cleverly marketed macro beers are shipped from far-away […]

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