Holy Smoke! It’s Mezcal!: A Complete Guide from Agave to Zapotec


John McEvoy - Holy smoke! it’s mezcal! is a passionate journey into everything you want to know about mezcal. Mezcal is finally being counted among the world’s leading beverages for its quality, complexity and authenticity. Whether you are just becoming interested in this seductive spirit or are already a convert, this book is for you.

. Holy smoke! it’s mezcal! is being acclaimed by leading experts in the mezcal and spirits world: “An amazing accomplishment”, we finally have a book", "For those of us that live and love mezcal, and “A playful yet responsible thesis of the history, “The best book on this beautiful artisan spirit”, lore, and science that infuses every bottle”.

Holy Smoke! It's Mezcal!: A Complete Guide from Agave to Zapotec - Among other things, the hand-crafted production process that has been handed down from generation to generation, the wide variety of agaves which are used to make mezcal and how each varietal can alter the flavor, the author explores the history of mezcal and how it differs from tequila, all the mezcal brands found in the U.

S. Mezcal, pulque, and the differences between tequila, raicilla, mezcal cocktails with over forty tasty recipes, bacanora, sotol and more. Holy smoke! is rich with photographs, diagrams, charts and details while maintaining a light-hearted and approachable tone throughout. John mcevoy, the author of the outstanding blog Mezcal PhD www.

Mezcalphd. Com, pens his first book on this magical elixir.

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Mezcal: The History, Craft & Cocktails of the World's Ultimate Artisanal Spirit


Voyageur Press - Join author emma janzen through mezcal as she presents an engaging primer on all things related to the spirit; its long history, the craft of distilling it, and a thorough guide to many of the most common agaves used in production and how they shape the resulting spirit. See what sets this cousin of tequila apart from the rest of the pack.

An editors’ pick for amazon Best Books of the month of July 2017. In addition, top mezcal bars across the United States and Mexico contribute a selection of nearly fifty cocktails that accentuate its distinguishing qualities. Beautifully produced and authoritatively written, Mezcal is the definitive guide to exploring and unraveling the mysteries of this extraordinary handcrafted spirit.

Mezcal: The History, Craft & Cocktails of the World's Ultimate Artisanal Spirit - Voyageur Press Inc U S. Nominated for the 2018 james beard foundation award in beverages!emma janzen is your guide to the bartender's best kept secret,  the spirit everyone has been missing out on and it's called Mezcal. Produced in mexico for centuries but little known elsewhere until recent years, mezcal has captured the imagination of spirits enthusiasts with its astonishing complexities.

And while big liquor is beginning to jump aboard the bandwagon, most mezcal is still artisanal in nature, produced using small-batch techniques handed down for generations, often with agave plants harvested in the wild.

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The Mezcal Rush: Explorations in Agave Country


Counterpoint - In recent years, the oldest spirit in the Americas has been reinvented as a pricy positional good popular among booze connoisseurs and the mixologists who use it as a cocktail ingredient. Counterpoint LLC. As granville greene spends time with maestros mezcaleros, who distill their drinks using local agaves and production techniques honed through generations, mezcal becomes a spirit of contradictions––both a liquid language celebrating village identity and craftsmanship, and a luxury export undergoing a gold-rush-style surge.

Voyageur Press Inc U S. Unlike most high-end distillates, most small-batch mezcal is typically produced by and for subsistence farming communities, often under challenging conditions. The mezcal rush explores the complications that can arise when an artisanal product makes its way across borders. A rich, inclusive portrait of one of the world's great drinks.

The Mezcal Rush: Explorations in Agave Country - Kirkus Reviews Mezcal.

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The Mezcal Experience: A Field Guide to the World's Best Mezcals and Agave Spirits


Jacqui Small - Unlike its infamous offspring tequila, until recently you would have had to take a trip to Mexico to try this intriguing spirit. Counterpoint LLC. Voyageur Press Inc U S. Before mezcal I knew tequila. We danced together and had a good time. Then i found mezcal and we not only danced but we talked and talked. As a lover of whisky, mezcal was an easy step for me.

And tom is the person to tell you all about it. Thomasina miers, author and chef-owner of wahaca restaurant chain  ‘Thomas, aside from having one of the early great beards of NYC, played some of the finest music ever to crawl into my drunken ears. He retains the same intimidating and generous approach to mezcal: know everything worth knowing about a subject, love it, avoid the garbage, and share.

The Mezcal Experience: A Field Guide to the World's Best Mezcals and Agave Spirits - James murphy, lcd soundsystem‘Before mezcal I knew tequila. We danced together and had a good time. Then i found mezcal and we not only danced but we talked and talked. As a lover of whisky, mezcal was an easy step for me. And tom is the person to tell you all about it. Thomasina miers, aside from having one of the early great beards of NYC, author and chef-owner of Wahaca restaurant chain  ‘Thomas, played some of the finest music ever to crawl into my drunken ears.

He retains the same intimidating and generous approach to mezcal: know everything worth knowing about a subject, love it, avoid the garbage, and share.

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Tequila: A Natural and Cultural History


University of Arizona Press - Today in oaxaca it's not unusual to find small-scale mescal-makers vending their wares in the market plaza, while in Jalisco the scale of distillation facilities found near the town of Tequila would be unrecognizable to old José Cuervo. Voyageur Press Inc U S. Valenzuela-zapata and nabhan trace tequila's progress from its modest beginnings to one of the world's favored spirits, tell how innovations from cross-cultural exchanges made fortunes for Cuervo and other distillers, and explain how the meteoric rise in tequila prices is due to an epidemic—one they predicted would occur—linked to the industry's cultivation of just one type of agave.

Valenzuela-zapata, plumb the myth of tequila as they introduce the natural history, the leading agronomist in Mexico's tequila industry, one of America's most respected ethnobotanists, and Gary Paul Nabhan, economics, and cultural significance of the plants cultivated for its production. The array of bottles is impressive, their contents finely tuned to varied tastes.

Tequila: A Natural and Cultural History - In ¡tequila! a natural and Cultural History, Ana G. The tequila industry today markets more than four hundred distinct products through a variety of strategies that heighten the liquor's mystique, and this book will educate readers about the grades of tequila, from blanco to añejo, and marks of distinction for connoisseurs who pay up to two thousand dollars for a bottle.

. Valenzuela-zapata and nabhan take you into the agave fields of Mexico to convey their passion for the century plant and its popular by-product. Tequila! a natural and cultural History will feed anyone's passion for the gift of the blue agave as it heightens their appreciation for its rich heritage.

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Finding Mezcal: A Journey into the Liquid Soul of Mexico, with 40 Cocktails


Ten Speed Press - Counterpoint LLC. In this groundbreaking and deeply personal book, ron cooper—a leading voice in the artisanal mezcal movement, and the person largely responsible for popularizing the spirit in the United States—shares everything he knows about this storied, and now hugely in-demand spirit, culturally rich, along with 40 recipes.

In 1990, as he likes to say, mexico, when he found mezcal—or, artist Ron Cooper was collaborating with craftspeople in Oaxaca, mezcal found him. Featuring 40 recipes developed for del maguey by chefs and bartenders from around the world, the book is copiously illustrated with photographs, as well as Cooper's artwork and that of his friend Ken Price, who illustrated Del Maguey's now-iconic labels.

Finding Mezcal: A Journey into the Liquid Soul of Mexico, with 40 Cocktails - Used book in Good Condition. Each chapter introduces a new mezcal, and its place of origin, its producer, while also covering mezcal production methods and the botany of the maguey aka agave plant, from which mezcal is distilled. This traditional spirit was virtually unknown in the United States at the time, and Cooper founded Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal in order to import it.

Finding mezcal recounts cooper's love affair with the spirit and the people who make it; its meteoric rise in popularity; and the delicate balance between sharing mezcal with the world and facilitating its preservation. Voyageur Press Inc U S.

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Tequila Glasses By Historically Modern Designs - SET OF 2 - Elegant Shallow Clear Glass With Heavy Base - Perfect For Mezcal, Tequila, Whiskey & Other Spirits - The Only Glass Designed For Mezcal


Historically Modern Designs GCUP0101045 - Remember, historically Modern Designs is the only brand to offer drinking glasses especially designed for mezcal. The glass weights approximately 300g, 2. 5" tall and holds approximately 4. 5 oz of spirits, heavy enough to feel luxurious and sturdy in your hands! A wonderful gift idea: this gorgeous glass can be a great present for any mezcal lover.

Replace your traditional copitas with these modern mezcal glasses & take your Drinking Experience To The Next Level! Each spirit is best enjoyed when served in the suitable glass, right? If you are an "authentic" mezcal drinker, then you are looking in the right place. Enjoy your drink to the maximum with the ultimate Mezcal Glass! Designed to exceed the expectations of any mezcal lover, this glass was made with the authentic Mexican copita in mind.

Tequila Glasses By Historically Modern Designs - SET OF 2 - Elegant Shallow Clear Glass With Heavy Base - Perfect For Mezcal, Tequila, Whiskey & Other Spirits - The Only Glass Designed For Mezcal - Impress your friends with your choice and order today! The only glass for mezcal: inspired by the original design of the Mexican Copitas, this elegant glass is carefully made to maximize the pleasure of any Mezcal drinker. Counterpoint LLC. This glass comes in an elegant design with heavy base and clear seamless walls for a wonderful feel in your hand and lips.

This carefully designed clear glass features a shallow bowl allowing the distinctive aromas of your drink to be closer to your nose, triggering your taste and smell simultaneously. Additionally, the wide rim of the glass prevents the concentration of alcohol vapor, this elegant spirit glass allows the unique aromas of Mezcal to be closer to your nose, making it so that every sip tastes perfect.

Exquisite handmade design: the elegant, classy design of these glasses and the discreet monogram on the bottom, makes them a beautiful addition to any barware or dinner table.

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Divided Spirits: Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production California Studies in Food and Culture


University of California Press - Used book in Good Condition. Additionally, this elegant spirit glass allows the unique aromas of Mezcal to be closer to your nose, the wide rim of the glass prevents the concentration of alcohol vapor, making it so that every sip tastes perfect. Exquisite handmade design: the elegant, classy design of these glasses and the discreet monogram on the bottom, makes them a beautiful addition to any barware or dinner table.

Remember, historically Modern Designs is the only brand to offer drinking glasses especially designed for mezcal. In doing so, branding, the book illustrates how neoliberalism influences the production, and regulation of local foods and drinks. It also challenges the strategy of relying on “alternative” markets to protect food cultures and rural livelihoods.

Divided Spirits: Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production California Studies in Food and Culture - Divided spirits tells the stories of tequila and mezcal, two of Mexico’s most iconic products. Voyageur Press Inc U S. Yet this book shows how the institutions that are supposed to guard “the legacy of all Mexicans” often fail those who are most in need of protection: the small producers, agave farmers, and other workers who have been making tequila and mezcal for generations.

. Advocates argue that the dos expand market opportunities, protect cultural heritage, and ensure the reputation of Mexico’s national spirits. Instead, we need systems of production, and oversight that are more democratic, consumption, more inclusive, and more participatory. Counterpoint LLC.

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Meehan's Bartender Manual


Ten Speed Press - The glass weights approximately 300g, 2. 5" tall and holds approximately 4. 5 oz of spirits, heavy enough to feel luxurious and sturdy in your hands! A wonderful gift idea: this gorgeous glass can be a great present for any mezcal lover. Meehan’s deep dive covers the essential topics, including the history of cocktails and bartending, drink mixing technique, service, hospitality, menu development, bar design, spirits production, and the tools you’ll need to create a well-stocked bar—all brought to life in over 150 black- and-white illustrations by artist Gianmarco Magnani.

The book also includes recipes for 100 cocktail classics--including Meehan originals--plus insights as to why he makes them the way he does, offering unprecedented access to a top bartender’s creative process. Organized by spirit base, the recipes contain detailed annotations and are accompanied by fine art photographer Doron Gild’s breathtaking, full-color photos.

Meehan's Bartender Manual - Winner of the 2018 james beard foundation cookbook award in "beverage" categoryfinalist for the 2018 international Association of Culinary Professionals IACP Book Awards Winner of the 2018 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for Best New Cocktail or Bartending BookA stunningly packaged, definitive guide to bar-building from one of the world’s most acclaimed bartenders.

For an authentic and yet modern glass, this is your best and only choice! The only glass for mezcal: inspired by the original design of the Mexican Copitas, this elegant glass is carefully made to maximize the pleasure of any Mezcal drinker. Remember, historically Modern Designs is the only brand to offer drinking glasses especially designed for mezcal.

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Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas


Ten Speed Press - Impress your friends with your choice and order today! With more than 100 recipes for amaro-centric cocktails, DIY amaro, and even amaro-spiked desserts, you’ll be living and drinking la dolce vita. Featuring more than 100 recipes, bittersweet world, Amaro is the first book to demystify the ever-expanding, and is a must-have for any home cocktail enthusiast or industry professional.

The european tradition of making bittersweet liqueurs--called amari in Italian--has been around for centuries. Remember, historically Modern Designs is the only brand to offer drinking glasses especially designed for mezcal. Ten speed Press. Additionally, this elegant spirit glass allows the unique aromas of Mezcal to be closer to your nose, the wide rim of the glass prevents the concentration of alcohol vapor, making it so that every sip tastes perfect.

Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas - Exquisite handmade design: the elegant, classy design of these glasses and the discreet monogram on the bottom, makes them a beautiful addition to any barware or dinner table. For an authentic and yet modern glass, this is your best and only choice! But it is only recently that these herbaceous digestifs have moved from the dusty back bar to center stage in the United States, and become a key ingredient on cocktail lists in the country’s best bars and restaurants.

For a unique drinking experience: featuring a shallow bowl design, for a rich flavored sip every single time. The glass weights approximately 300g, 2.

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Tequila & Mezcal: The Complete Guide


Lannoo Publishers (Acc) - This guide pays homage to tequila and addresses pressing questions: is 'straight' the best way to drink tequila? Or is it better in a cocktail? How is this spirit produced? What are the differences between the various types of tequila? The guide takes you back to the roots of the drink, charting the distilleries along the way, and telling some amazing stories.

Also available:gin & tonic isbn 9789401425605 Voyageur Press Inc U S. The only glass for mezcal: inspired by the original design of the Mexican Copitas, this elegant glass is carefully made to maximize the pleasure of any Mezcal drinker. The best tequila bars and original recipes for tasting Mexico in your glass and on your plate can be found here.

Tequila & Mezcal: The Complete Guide - Impress your friends with your choice and order today! The glass weights approximately 300g, 2. 5" tall and holds approximately 4. 5 oz of spirits, heavy enough to feel luxurious and sturdy in your hands! A wonderful gift idea: this gorgeous glass can be a great present for any mezcal lover. For an authentic and yet modern glass, this is your best and only choice!

Additionally, this elegant spirit glass allows the unique aromas of Mezcal to be closer to your nose, the wide rim of the glass prevents the concentration of alcohol vapor, making it so that every sip tastes perfect. Exquisite handmade design: the elegant, classy design of these glasses and the discreet monogram on the bottom, makes them a beautiful addition to any barware or dinner table.

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