Tequila’s Wild and Rustic Cousin

This week, Craig LaBan’s Sunday Drink column focuses on “tequila’s wild and rustic cousin: mezcal.”.

Sip one of the rare “single village mezcals” from Del Maguey, an importer that has collected artisan, clay-pot-distilled brews from remote outposts around Oaxaca, and you’ll know why these are among the most intense and interesting spirits out there. Chichicapa ($15), my favorite, is like a fiery, fruit-tinged, liquid bacon. Some liken Minero to watermelon-flavored bubble gum.

Sample mezcal at Cantina Dos Segundos where you can get a flight of three for $20.

Drink [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Cantina Dos Segundos [Official Site]