What is Mezcal?
Mezcal is a type of distilled smokey spirit that originates from Mexico. It is made from the heart of the agave plant, also known as the "piña," which is roasted and fermented before being distilled. The hearts of the agave plants are then roasted in underground pits lined with volcanic rocks, which gives mezcal its signature smoky flavor.
After roasting, the piñas are crushed and fermented, allowing the sugars to convert into alcohol. The fermented liquid is then distilled in copper or clay stills, resulting in a spirit with a wide range of flavors, from earthy and smoky to fruity and floral.
Mezcal's versatility extends beyond cocktails, creating a new taste sensation that has people wanting more. It can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks, offering experiences that allow enthusiasts to fully appreciate its unique characteristics.
Eager to explore this new taste sensation at our favorite Gloria's location? Order our La Dueña Margarita, made with Casamigos Mezcal, tamarindo, chipotle pineapple syrup, sweet and sour.