Mezcal Cocktail Kit
Mezcal Cocktail Kit
Our Mezcal box 'Musical Mezcal Mayhem' was designed using Los Siete Misterios. We highly recommend purchasing this brand (or Peloton De La Muerte) for the best results. Each recipe includes ingredients to make 4 cocktails. About Recipes
About Crafty Cocktail’s Mezcal Cocktail Kit
Just like music, cocktails are the result of creativity, a way for a bartender to express the experiences which influence and excite them. For the bartender at Crafty’s, music has always been a source of inspiration for his cocktails, so he decided to create a menu that speaks to his passion for music, and more importantly, his love of the classic Mexican liquor, mezcal.
This month’s box, Musical Mezcal Mayhem, celebrates this wonderfully smoky spirit which, while closely related to tequila, features several key differences. While its popularity in North American cocktail culture is still evolving when compared to tequila, mezcal is actually a more broad term for spirits in Mexico, as it is distilled all over the country and includes any spirit distilled from the Agave plant.
Tequila is made only in specific regions, can only be distilled with blue agave, and is largely distilled using European/North American-style stills and aged in wooden barrels. However, mezcal is often produced and aged using traditional Mexican methods; fermented and distilled in buried clay or copper pots lined with charcoal and burnt wood, resulting in a spirit that is smoky and carries a much more earthy profile.
But enough about specifics of the spirit, let's talk about the music which gave life to these cocktails. The Red Hot Moon, a cocktail inspired by the punk band Rancid, has a rebellious spirit and uncompromising attitude, as the spice from habanero peppers is blended with chocolate and orange in a spirit-forward, Old Fashioned style cocktail that is bold, spicy, and unpredictable.
The Ramblin’ Man invokes the carefree attitude of classic rock, with a diverse profile of pomegranate, wild rose, almond, date, and lime. While seemingly ragtag, it is this cocktail’s open-mindedness, complexity, and diversity which actually make it so interesting and compelling, just like the pilgrims and preachers of the traveling rock bands of the 60s and 70s.
As raw as the other two genres can be, where would music be without the heavily produced, yet seductive synth beats of the 80s and 90s? Madonna’s sexual persona blazed a trail for many other artists, and so we pay tribute with the silky, lascivious Dress You Up, featuring a velvety palette of tropical pineapple, sour hibiscus, and zesty ginger.
The cocktails in May’s Musical Mezcal Mayhem box were inspired by two of our bartender’s favorite things, music, and mezcal, so put on some of your favorite tracks, crank the speakers to 11 and get mixing with another great selection of tasty drinks from Crafty Cocktails! Enjoy!