Mezcal is a product that defines southern Mexico . It is held in high regard and used for social, ceremonial and medicinal purposes. A favorite saying “ Para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien, también” (for everything bad, Mezcal, and for everything good too). Salud!
Every year, Oaxaca City hosts an annual Mezcal festival. Visitors are treated to dance, music and Mezcal.
Did you know?
Scorpions have been on earth since before the age of the dinosaurs (around 400 million years). In certain Mexican Indian tribes, they are respected as a protector against evil and bad luck. Their tails are often seen in a Shaman's medicine basket.
Why a scorpion instead of the traditional worm? Douglas French, producer of Scorpion Mezcals states, “worms are for wimps.” By the way, the scorpion is FDA approved and non poisonous.
If you haven't tried Mezcal, you're in for a treat. The taste is complex, more sophisticated than tequila. Mezcal is growing increasingly popular in upscale bars and restaurants, a sure sign of a hot trend.
Scorpion Mezcal has received many awards for its superior taste and high quality. Scorpion Anejo 1 Year was Spirit of the Year, Best Mezcal , Food & Wine Magazine Dec. 2003. Scorpion Mezcal products received awards and recommendations from the Beverage Testing Institute, the San Francisco Spirits Competition, and F. Paul Pacult –Spirit Journal.
And the kudos keep coming.
Scorpion Mezcal is a smooth flavorful spirit that can be sipped, straight like a fine cognac or a single malt whisky.
(created by master mixologist Dale DeGroff, author of The Craft of the Cocktail )
¾ oz. Scorpion Silver Mezcal
¾ oz. Kahlua Especial (70 proof)
dried chili powder
Coat the rim of the shot glass with a mix of cocoa and dried chili powder.
Add the two spirit ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well to chill.
Strain into the prepared shot glass
SRP from $44.00
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