Viva Mezcal

Mixing, Sipping, and Other Adventures with Mexico's Original Handcrafted Spirit

Viva Mezcal

Photographs by: Mark A. Gore
Artisanal Mezcal follows a delicate underground baking process that has existed for hundreds of years, but it is only now that it’s experiencing a Renaissance in craft cocktail bars and homes around the country.

Made from agave, but so much more than tequila, Mezcal’s smoky flavor and smooth finish—as well as its artisanal, farm-to-table background—has made it the new “spirit du jour.” This book contains 50 cocktail recipes you can make at home with delicious, versatile out-of-this world Mezcal, containing information about how this small-batch liquor is made by Oaxacan families, and will include tasting notes on almost every brand available in the US.
  • Weldon Owen | 
  • 160 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781681883304 | 
  • May 2018
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About the Authors

Lindsey Moore

Lindsey Moore and Jennifer Boudinot are two friends and Mezcal aficionados living in Brooklyn, New York. Head bartender at La Loba Cantina, one of New York City’s only authentic Mezcallerias, Lindsey has traveled to Mezcal plantations around Oaxaca, including Del Maguey (the world’s best known brand), where she learned to distill her own agave. Jennifer’s cocktail recipes are soon to appear on PasteMagazine.com, and she has appeared on the “Clever Cookstr” podcast promoting past cookbooks, which include The Book of Dangerous Cocktails, The Great Meatballs Book, and Gourmet Pizza Made Easy.

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Jennifer Boudinot

Lindsey Moore and Jennifer Boudinot are two friends and Mezcal aficionados living in Brooklyn, New York. Head bartender at La Loba Cantina, one of New York City’s only authentic Mezcallerias, Lindsey has traveled to Mezcal plantations around Oaxaca, including Del Maguey (the world’s best known brand), where she learned to distill her own agave. Jennifer’s cocktail recipes are soon to appear on PasteMagazine.com, and she has appeared on the “Clever Cookstr” podcast promoting past cookbooks, which include The Book of Dangerous Cocktails, The Great Meatballs Book, and Gourmet Pizza Made Easy.

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