Mezcal

Styling by Alicia Buszczak Special thanks to Gearys of Beverly Hills The newest libations bring both passion & pleasure to the party. In the words of the immortal Oscar Wilde, “An inordinate...
For those who love fine mezcal, sampling micro-batch versions of this Mexican spirit typically means a trip to Oaxaca’s La Mezcaloteca. Founded 6 years ago by Silvia Philion and Marco Ochoa, this...
As we head into summer, the season’s coolest ingredient is shaping up to be the formerly humble cucumber , now making an appearance in a number of forms—and even states of matter—in some delicious...
Grab some chips and prepare your taste buds for authentic flavors from south of the border. Every evening at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, a specially trained chef-guacamologist prepares guacamole for...
We’ve been noticing something lately: Along with the upswing in upscale Mexican food and drink in town, many south-of-the-border-focused spots are taking their drinking underground. Literally. In the...
Walk into any decent cocktail bar these days and it’s virtually guaranteed there’ll be a bottle of Luxardo displayed prominently. The premium Italian maraschino liqueur, which has won over bartenders...
Once distilled exclusively for Royalty in the 18th Century under the order of King Carlos III, Mezcal Marqués is a premium sipping spirit perfect on the rocks or neat, ideal for grand celebratory...
Mezcal is sometimes treated like tequila’s evil twin. For many drinkers, mezcal is not as refined as many aged tequilas and is rougher in composure, sentiments derived from its strong, sour, and...
The search for artisanal mezcal begins and ends in Oaxaca.
The mere mention of mezcal—a distillate made from agaves roasted in rock-lined earthen pits—often conjures up images of smoky cantinas and even smokier liquids being poured into dusty glasses. Not so...