The worm we’re all thinking of actually belongs in a bottle of mezcal, tequila’s huskier, smokier cousin
(tequila has to be at least 51% Blue Agave, but mezcal can be made from any variety of maguey succulents, the heart charred before distillation).
And even then, the worm wasn’t a traditional aspect of mezcal production,
even though to this day, some misinformation endures about the virility and hallucinations
you’ll supposedly get as a reward for your worm-eating bravery.