With National Mezcal Day around the corner, celebrate with none other than Casamigos Mezcal. Since its debut last year, the newest addition to the Casamigos portfolio has been praised by consumers and connoisseurs alike. Available in Joven (or Blanco), Casamigos Mezcal is balanced and elegant, offering harmonious hints of tamarind, pomegranate, banana and mango. Fresh herbal mint aromas, dried oregano and thyme lend character to the mezcal and the delicate tones of smoke, hints of licorice and mineral nuances lead to a long silky finish. Traditionally this agave spirit is slow-sipped at room temperature from clay shot bowls called copitas.
Made in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico, Casamigos Mezcal is artisanal and crafted from 100% Espadín agaves. Traditional production happens in small palenques or “meeting places.” The maguey piñas are taken there and the artisanal process of mezcal production is brought to life. After harvest, the piñas are split and laid to cook for 4-6 days in six-ton earthen pits lined with volcanic rocks heated by a slow burning oak wood fire. Once cooked, the piñas are cooled for 24 hours before the crushing process begins. The agave is crushed, one ton at a time by a horse-drawn tahona wheel. Depending on the season the mezcal ferments for 2-8 days before being distilled in covered copper pot stills. Casamigos Mezcal is twice-distilled and allowed to stabilize for 30 days before mountain spring water is added to finalize the mezcal. As with Casamigos Tequila, before going into the bottle, each batch is tasted and approved by founders George Clooney and Rande Gerber, to ensure the highest quality
The mezcal is uniquely smooth, easy to drink and smoked to perfection. Along with its incomparable flavor, the Casamigos Mezcal bottle is one you’ll want to display long after drinking it. Each bottle, designed by Rande Gerber, is hand crafted and rubbed using a unique process ensuring no bottle will ever be the same.
Cheers to Mezcal and celebrating National Mezcal Day with Casamigos on October 21st!
SMOKY CASA MARGARITA
2 oz. Casamigos Mezcal
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.75 oz. Agave Nectar
2 Dashes Orange Bitters
Flamed Orange Peel
Method: Combine all ingredients into tin shaker. Add ice, shake well, and strain into rocks glass. Add fresh ice and garnish with a flamed orange peel.
SMOKY THYMA PALOMA
1 oz. Casamigos Mezcal
1 oz. Casamigos Reposado Tequila
1 oz. Grapefruit Juice
.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
3 Dried Thyme Sprigs
Splash of Lemon Lime Soda
Lime Wheel and Dried Thyme
Method: Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker. Muddle the thyme, add ice and shake well. Fine strain into a Collins glass and add fresh crushed ice and top off with lemon lime soda. Garnish with a lime wheel and dried thyme.