Mezcal for Beginners: Everything You Need To Quench That Thirst For Knowledge

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Meet your new best friend: Mezcal. This earthy Mexican spirit is a close relative of tequila (like a sexier, smoky-smelling cousin who knows more about sex than you). Although both are made from agave, mezcal is the umbrella term for all spirits using the spiny plant commonly found in Mexico. Ready to get to know your new friend? Like how to pronounce it (when you’re slurring your words), where its flavor comes from (so you can sound smart in a bar) and what the hell is up with that wormy thing in the bottle. We have everything here to satisfy your thirst for knowledge, except of course, the mezcal.

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