Explore the world of agave for the 1st or 50th time as we taste through different expressions of this artisan Mexican spirit.
Event Category: Presentation
Cocktails With TalkTales brings you their new educational FREE virtual classes, featuring the bar industries leading spirit experts. These virtual classes deep dive into single spirits from local, small batch and craft distilleries.
This week will feature the brilliant, Adhel Martinez from Union Mezcal. Adhel resides in Los Angeles CA, she is professional bartender and a master of her craft. Through the years behind the bar, Adhel has explored spirits and crafted incredible cocktails. She fell in love with Mezcal and started her exploration on the subject 5 years ago. Since becoming one with this nectar of the gods, Adhel has traveled through Oaxaca, met the mother land of this incredible spirit and is now collaborating with the responsible and sustainable brand Unión Mezcal.
Message From Unión Mezcal.
“We look for micro distilleries that want to work with us and we provide them knowledge and investment. We also promise to buy their finished product. That way they become entrepreneurs (not employees) with a client who guarantees buy their product; their income becomes sustainable.In the production of mezcal we search and support producers with investments in the development of their palenques (land where mezcal is produced), with the intention of increase their production volume, always taking care of a 100% artisan process based on good practices and good caring of the ecosystem.Together these factors guarantee farmers and producers sustainable income and on average 25 times more than other working models.We are constantly planting Espadín, Tobalá y Cirial agaves. Agave grow slowly, but our goal is to be able to use exclusively the agaves we have planted. We take care of genetic variety of the agave and with good agricultural practices we avoid soil erosion.”
HOW TO PREPARE:
Sign Up. Space is limited so get your ticket soon!
You will receive a welcome email within 24 hours with a list of ingredients for the Unión cocktail we will be crafting virtually together.
Get those ingredients safely! If getting specific ingredients are difficult, we can make suggestions for substitutes that you may already have in the pantry. Email in advanced with any difficulties and a Cocktails With TalkTales team member will email back suggestions.
Once you register for the class the Zoom meeting code will be emailed over.
Set up your camera in a location with space to shake and get your tools and ingredients set up before the class starts.
BAR TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
A cocktail shaker (protein shaker)
A jigger (or measuring device)
A muddler (or a back of a spoon)
A bar spoon (or spoon)
A hawthorn strainer (or a mesh strainer)
The TalkTales team thanks you for going
Saturday, Sept 13th
Performances by: Bryce Vine, 7715 and DJ Billa.
Special Appearance: The Kid LAROI & Lethal Shooter
Comedians: Morgan Jay, Ron Taylor, Julie Weidmann and hosts Maggie Hyde & Christopher Bryant
Mezcal Sponsors: Aprendiz Artisanal, Tio Pesca Ancestral, Pescador del Sueños, Mercado de Mezcal, Margo’s Santa Monica
Charity Event! Portion of proceeds from ticket sales will go to the National Civil Rights Museum and No Us Without You.
All during Mezcal Week (Sept 8-15) we are offering a mega-flight of Wahaka Mezcal. Think of this as ‘Mezcal 101’. An introduction to the history, passion and soul of our culture. Flights of four expressions plus a plate of delicious bites only $25!
On September 12, join Mezcal guru-educator Drew Garrison and Sr. Ernesto Delgado as they present these expressions, plus education, stories, and food pairings. A bonus surprise pour included.
This is the first of three Fall Mezcal Events we have planned, each adding mystery and intrigue as well as sophistication to your Mezcal knowledge.
Launching Aprendiz Espadín as the featured house mezcal of EOS Lounge – Santa Barbara. The evening starts at 7pm on Sept 12th with an @eoslounge IGTV mixology demo introducing Aprendiz Mezcal and EOS’s Mezcal Magic cocktail. The stream will also feature the newly-built tasting bar on the EOS Lounge patio. Followers and the public are invited to an hour of sponsored tastings from 8pm-9pm on the EOS Lounge patio.
We are a female entrepeneur company of artesanal mezcal, produced by women (maestras mezcaleras) in the small town of Axaxacoalco, in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. It’s typical to have a small glass of mezcal here in ‘la tierra del mezcal’ every morning.
The mezcal’s brand name is Rebocato and it’s made with 100% agave Papalometl, original of the region. Papalometl comes from ‘papalotl’ in Nahuatl which translates to ‘butterfly,’ because of the shape of its leaves; wide, like the wings of a butterfly. Its scientific name is A. cupreata meaning ‘copper agave’, due to the color of its thorns.
The artesanal process of our mezcal consists of manually cutting the agave heads, cooking them under hot regional stones (piedra azul) in a hole using three local woods (encino, palo dulce and fresnillo), naturally fermenting it and distilling it twice in copper bowls. The mezcal comes out with 50% alcohol volume. It has a nice smoked taste and wood and earthy characteristics on the palete.
As a company we want to support and pair up with female businesses in several industries such as the food and cocktail industry. Hence, for Mezcal Week we are looking forward to share different recipes and tips using our mezcal and the knowledge of international female mixologists and female chefs on our IG and FB feeds @mezcalrebocato
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