Facts about mezcal that you might not know

Mezcal is an ancestral Mexican alcoholic beverage produced from agave. In recent years it has gained great popularity for its distinctive flavor and the experience of tasting it. 

At Mamazzita this distillate is an important part of the menu and is the basis for creating ingenious and great mezcal cocktails. 

In addition to its delicious flavor and aroma, mezcal hides many curious facts that you may not know and we want to share them with you.


  1. Mezcal is a spiritual drink

For the indigenous cultures of Mexico, mezcal is not only an alcoholic beverage, but also a spiritual drink. The mezcal production process is considered sacred and is carried out in harmony with nature and the universe.


  1. Mezcal is not the same as tequila.

Although both are produced from agave, mezcal and tequila are two different beverages. One of the differences between tequila and mezcal is that tequila can only be produced in a specific area of Mexico, mezcal is mostly produced in Oaxaca, but can also be produced in places like Michoacán and Durango. Mezcal is made from different varieties of agave and has a more complex flavor than tequila. 


  1. The worm is not essential

Although it is common to find worms in some mezcal bottles, it’s not actually an essential part of the drink. The worms were introduced in the bottles in the 1950s as a marketing strategy that attracted tourists and generated curiosity about the product. Mezcal with a worm can be a good option if you want to try something different and want to discover what the experience is all about. 


  1. It can be paired with various dishes

Mezcal can be paired with a wide variety of dishes, from cuts of steak to sweet flavors such as desserts. If you visit Mamazzita, you can ask the waiter to help you pair your mezcal with the ideal dish. 

Some of the brands you will find at Mamazzita are: Mezcal Unión, Mezcal Amarás, Mezcal Montelobos and Mezcal Divino Maguey. 


  1. Mezcal is produced in small quantities 

Unlike tequila, which is produced in large quantities, mezcal is produced in small quantities. Each batch of mezcal is unique and has its own flavor and aroma. Artisanal mezcal has great cultural and culinary value and is produced in a very rustic way without the intervention of machinery or processors of any kind. 


Mezcal is a beverage with a long history and tradition. From its role in the indigenous culture, to the great influence it has today in Mexican culture, mixology and the restaurant industry and parties. Mamazzita awaits you to enjoy its flavor either on its own or in extraordinary cocktails.