Introduction to Mezcal

52 Martinis Paris Cocktail Talk
David Migueres, cofounder of the distribution company Mezcal Brothers and the cocktail bar La Mezcaleria

Hello Cocktail Lovers. Welcome to Paris Cocktail Talk, the show brought to you by the 52 Martinis guide to Paris Cocktail Bars. I’m Forest Collins and I’m here to talk to you about cocktailing in the French capital and bring you other small batch spirits news from France and beyond.

We’re excited because this month it’s agave week! Agave spirits include tequila, mezal and some others that might be less familiar to you but you might learn more about with the festival. And we are lucky to have as this month’s guest, the local author of the definitive book on Mezcal, David Migueres. David is a French-Mexican entrepreneur dedicated to promoting mezcal and other traditional agave distillates like raicilla. He first cofounded the distribution company Mezcal Brothers – M3 Liquors, then a cocktail bar called La Mezcaleria in the 1K Hôtel in Paris.

David also launched, the first store dedicated to agave spirits and the festival Viva Agave which is being held this month from 20 to 25 March.

David is the co-author with the Domingo Garcia and the French spirit specialist Alexandre Vingtier of Mezcal, l’esprit du Mexique published by Hachette in 2017 and awarded by L’Académie Culinaire de France during the Prix Spirit 2017.

Cocktail of the Month: Naked & Famous

created by Joaquín Simó

20 ml or 3/4 ounce Mezcal

20 ml or 3/4 ounce yellow Chartreuse

20 ml or 3/4 ounce Aperol

20 ml or 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice

Shake all over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Up Next Month: We will be interviewing Wine Educator Preston Mohr about wine and cheese pairings.

And, if you’re looking for more cocktail and drinks talk between shows, head to our site, and if you’d like to carry me around in your pocket, download our iOS app, Paris Cocktails.

As always, thank you to today’s guest and you listeners for tuning in our downloading.  

Additional thanks to:

World Radio Paris for editing and production

Emily Dilling of Paris Paysanne for show notes and web assistance

Son Little for the music we use

As usual, we remind you to drink responsibly.

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Cocktail Expert Forest Collins is the creator of 52martinis, an online guide to the best cocktail bars in Paris and other small batch spirits news from France. We've also recently launched an app so you can keep all that bar info in your pocket!