Celebrations are on the horizon, whether celebrating in the comfort of your own home or safely amongst loved ones, your crowd pleaser this year is Mezcal. Founder of IZO Mezcal, Gaston Martinez – a native of Mexico is big on keeping traditions alive and Mezcal is a great way to open those conversations of remembrance, thankfulness, and heritage.
In Mexico, the saying goes “for everything good, Mezcal – for everything bad, Mezcal,” and IZO Agave Spirits brings a distinctive approach to producing a pure, all-natural Mezcal Joven perfect for all occasions. Founded by Gaston Martinez – a native of Mexico – IZO offers a collection of premium agave spirits sustainably handcrafted from start to finish at its Mexican point of origin for a smooth, award-winning flavor. Now, IZO shares how to enjoy a clean, all-natural Mezcal Joven (or “oven-cooked agave”) that speaks to a deeply-rooted heritage of community, hard work, and the celebration of everyday moments.
Martinez founded IZO, a collection of premium, handcrafted agave spirits produced sustainably right in the heart of rural Durango according to centuries of tradition. Firmly rooted in community values and cultural heritage, the IZO team works to uphold and preserve a proud legacy of partnership with the land and its resources as they produce an inspired collection of spirits, including an award-winning Mezcal.
With an authentic and telling story, Martinez has worked hard to build and harvest an incredible line shared with his community and beyond, keeping traditions alive!
Stir, express orange peel on top after straining. Serve in a rocks glass with big cube. Garnish with orange peel.
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How is mezcal made? Mezcal gets its smoky flavor during the production process. The hearts of the agave plants, piñas, are cooked in pits in the ground in a style that’s similar to that for making barbacoa. (Tequila agaves, by contrast, aren’t cooked.) The cooked agave is then crushed, combined with water, and allowed to ferment. – Epicurious