While in Mexico my husband was in heaven. He loves the smokey flavor of Mezcal, however, it's really hard to find a good one in the mid-west. We generally have to drive a distance to buy it.
If you're unfamiliar with tequila's sexier cousin you should find yourself a good bartender and ask them to mix you up a proper drink. When balanced mezcal has the most amazing flavor. Made from cooked agave it has a smokey flavor that none can match.
Below we simply teach you the traditional way to consume it. Sipping the three ingredients in a cycle balances the flavors while allowing you to really taste the difference between different mezcals.
* You should know, I don't drink beer, I don't drink straight spirits. However, duty called and below my friend captured the embarrassing reality of what I looked like just for you all to see. You're welcome.