One tequila, two tequila… you know the rest! 😉 Our love for tequila runs deeper than Margaritas on Cinco de Mayo around here. Today, we want to highlight a few of our tequila and mezcal drinks in Greensboro and in Raleigh. Check them out this Cinco de Mayo or any other day of the week!
Along with our Signature and Classic Cocktails, you can always find a large selection of tequila and mezcal to try next time you’re in. Already have a favorite tequila or mezcal in mind? Our bartenders can always whip up a cocktail creation with the spirit of your liking. We look forward to seeing you soon!
What’s the Difference Between Tequila and Mezcal?
Both tequila and mezcal are Mexican spirits made from agave, but that’s where the similarities end. They are produced in different regions of Mexico. Tequila is produced in five places: Michoacán, Guanajuato, Nayarit, Tamaulipas, and Jalisco, which is where the actual town of Tequila is located. Mezcal is produced in nine places including Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, Michoacán, Puebla and Oaxaca, which is where upwards of 85 percent of all mezcal is made.
Tequila is typically produced by steaming the agave inside industrial ovens before being distilled two or three times in copper pots. Mezcal is cooked inside earthen pits that are lined with lava rocks and filled with wood and charcoal before being distilled in clay pots. This is where the smokiness comes from when you’re enjoying mezcal.
Are you team tequila or team mezcal? Let us know in the comments!