La Clandestina Mezcaleria
May 11, 2018
This cool Mexico City mezcaleria is the place to hit for all your agave-based needs. It’s a character-rich space, moody and candle-lit and full of little nooks in which to sit, the brick walls awash with paintings created by Mexican artists. Except for one wall that is which is entirely taken up with a collection of glass vats of the potent spirit, each different in colour and flavour, with tubes snaking out of them. The popular bar boasts a range of some 22 different mezcals – that smoky sibling of tequila – to choose between. Some are almost whisky like in their complexity and smokiness. Served in shot glasses, your tot of mezcal comes with an accompanying dish, full of slices of orange and pimento seeds, with which to garnish your great drink in the traditional manner. Bottles are available to buy if you so wish.