Ever asked yourself, “what is Mezcal?” As far as Mexican spirits go, most people immediately think of tequila, which makes sense but mezcal is very much a close second. Here's everything you need to know about mezcal:
On a taco-eating trip to Baja California, I became completely obsesed with the tostadas at La Guerrerense. And every tostada was even better when topped with their salsa; it's a toasted garlic and peanut salsa that was hot, smoky, crunchy — pretty much it was instant love. Since then, I reverse engineered that salsa and put it on everything from grilled chicken to seafood and, most recently, these squash tacos.
Halloween is all well and good but we'll take Day Of The Dead over it anytime. This is how we'd throw the ultimate Day Of The Dead party with a full-on Mexican menu, a homemade fruit and flower altar, and lots of margaritas!
We have nothing against a standard mango margarita -- it's a little floral, sweet, and a totally refreshing take on the classic margarita cocktail. But this mango margarita variation brings some more depth by mixing together charred fresh mango, ancho chile tequila, and smoky mezcal.
There's nothing wrong with a classic margarita, but sometimes you gotta mix it up. When you do, try one of these Mexican-inspired cocktail recipes that your happy hour pals or party guests may not expect!