July 24, 2010

4 La Verdad: Ron Cooper

With all the depraved Tales madness erupting, as evidenced by erratic, incomprehensible text messages streaming in from New Orleans, around the clock—I wanted to address something.  As has been the case for the past few years, now—particularly...

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March 12, 2010

2 Ron Cooper, Founder of Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal

This great photograph was taken by Tobin Sharp at Hi-Time Wine Cellars when Ron was visiting last February....

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March 11, 2010

0 Asado Prieto

Asado Prieto 2 oz        Del Maguey Santo Domingo Albarradas ½ oz     Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth ½ oz    Fresh squeezed lemon juice ½ oz    Fresh squeezed lime juice ½ oz    Agave Nectar 1    Luxardo Marasche Ch...

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March 9, 2010

0 Las Perlas is Here!

Las Perlas—mezcal’s new Los Angeles home, thanks to Cedd Moses and Mark Verge— is opening tonight!  When you go (which better be soon), ask for Raul Yrastorza, the man in charge, who has actually walked the palenques of Oaxaca with Ron Coope...

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March 3, 2010

0 Manzanita de Chimayo

Tonight’s drink was directly stolen from Arturo Jaramillo, owner of the Rancho de Chimayó restaurant in Chimayó, New Mexico (which happens to be close to Ron Cooper’s—founder of Del Maguey and architect of Mezcal’s resurrection—home in Ta...

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