How to Properly Drink Mezcal

Have you ever wanted to know how you can properly drink Mezcal? Well, you have arrived at the right place!

Mezcal is an excellent type of distilled alcoholic beverage that can bring life to any party! Yet, many people don’t know how to properly drink mezcal in order to get the full experience. 

Now, there are many ways to drink mezcal. For instance, you can drink it with some orange, or go for a mezcal margarita, or even prepare a cocktail. 

But, in this guide, we’ll show you how to drink mezcal in the easiest way to enjoy it properly. 

1. Consider Getting a Copita

Copita – now what do we mean by that?

If you have never heard the word ‘copita’ before, here is what you need to know. Copita is basically a type of vessel made for holding mezcal. 

Now, as you know mezcal has a slight taste of the spirit. So, whenever you use any metal for holding this beverage, the taste can get affected. 

But in the case of a copita, consisting of porcelain metal, there will be no change in the taste. It is because porcelain consists of inert materials and hence, it won’t react with the beverage that causes the change in taste. 

2. Involve Your Fingers and Nose

The first thing you should do is get your nose inside the copita and smell it and remember who it smells really well. After that, set the copita down and get your finger inside the mezcal. 

Get some mezcal on top of your palm and then get your hand closer to your face and see how it smells now.

You’ll find a huge difference between the two smells. This is because all of the alcohol inside the mezcal has evaporated and now you’re left with only the sugar from the roasted agave. 

3. The Three Sips Rule 

For the first sip, you need to clear your palate. To do that, you should get your tongue into the mezcal and then get a very small amount behind your teeth and on the roof of your mouth. This will get your mouth and palate ready for the fun! 

Secondly, you’ll have to take the tiniest sip you have ever taken in your life! Then, leave the mezcal on your tongue and start counting to 5. The purpose of this is to prime your palate for something that is a lot more complex than a basic grain or grape-based spirit. 

For the third sip, you are certainly ready to start truly enjoying the spirit and perceiving the new different flavors. 

Mezcals are not like any other basic spirit drink. In fact, they are produced from agave plants and have been matured for up to fifteen years. That’s why they should have their own unique and special way of drinking. 

However, you do need to stick to the three sips rule. Many other mezcal drinkers usually sip it along with slices of pineapple or orange, worm salt, or even with grasshopper salt. They also usually dip the slices of pineapple or orange in spices like Tajin, etc. 

So, it is really up to you how you want to enjoy your mezcal drink! 

4. Don’t Fall for This Mistake 

A lot of people fall for this mistake when they pour their mezcal in a shot glass and pour all of it straight into their mouth. This is very wrong. 

Instead, sip slowly from your copita. This will allow you to smell and taste what you are drinking and enjoy every sip of it. 

Final Thoughts 

Unlike any other spirit drink, mezcal is a special one that requires special manners. You need to know how to drink it properly in order to enjoy the full experience. 

Check out our guide on how to drink mezcal the right way!

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