Mezcal, Tequila & Worm

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.


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