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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February 27, 2010

2 Valentina

I had the great pleasure of collaborating with Lucas Paya recently, and the drink dubbed Valentina is what I offered.  He, of course, buried me in a myriad of delectable concoctions; but, this cocktail has continued to win hearts and minds (in my ...

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February 20, 2010

1 Mezcal Free Spirit

You find yourself tearing down a seemingly endless dirt road in Ron Cooper’s Jeep—a rooster tail of dust marking a path as your body jolts in the backseat. The radio signal renders faint traces of a Mexican narco-ballad on the blown-out speak...

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