There’s more to Mexican Alcohol than Tequila

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Caption: A bottle of Mezcal
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Maybe you weren’t aware but Mexico’s first alcoholic offering wasn’t tequila, it was a more smoky tasting drink called Mezcal.

Recently Mezcal has been gaining in popularity around the world and nowadays you can probably find it at the best bars in the country.

There are some similarities with tequila, for example its also made from the agave plant that grows in the desert and strictly speaking tequila is actually a variant of mezcal. The difference is that tequila is made only from Espadin agave while mezcal can be made from dozens of different agave variations.

Find out more at http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/news/a42692/guide-to-mezcal/