Learn about the history of tequila's smokey cousin before sipping some authentic varieties of both, fresh from Mexico.

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What You'll Get


What You'll Do

Tequila may be a staple at every bar in the United States, but mezcal—its smoky, complex brethren—remains a mystery to those who aren't well-versed in Mexican culture. Fresh off a recent trip to Mexico, cocktail maven Chantal Martineau shares bottles of authentic, agave-distilled spirits, discusses the history of the libations, and compares their different flavor profiles. After the tasting, you'll put your knowledge to the test by mixing artisanal cocktails of your own.

  • Private Mezcal and Tequila Tasting
    Sample authentic, Mexican varieties of both agave spirits

  • Beverage Education
    Chantal shares insight into the process of crafting tequila and mezcal, their cultural and historical heritage, and the characteristics that give them their unique flavor

  • Mix Your Own Cocktails
    At the end of the tasting, try your hand at mixing artisanal cocktails

Each event is capped at 10 participants; each event requires a minimum of 6 participants in order to take place.


Your Host

Chantal MartineauChantal Martineau
Author of a Forthcoming Book on Tequila


Chantal Martineau began to study cocktails while living in London as a travel writer, a path that led her to discover her liquid muse: tequila. She immediately became infatuated with the subjects of tequila and mezcal, which inspired her to trace their evolution from family-farm drinks to the global exports they have become. She's also the author of an upcoming book on the history of tequila, adding to any already impressive résumé that includes works published in Decanter, The Atlantic, and Wine Enthusiast.


Where You'll Meet

The event will be held at a Brooklyn residence. The exact address will be shared after purchase.


The Fine Print


Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 6 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Experience Provider is issuer of tickets for experience. Price reflects Experience Provider’s current prices. Must provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Must be 21 or older. Gratuity included. Be on time to experience. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Decode the Myths and Mysteries of Mezcal in a Private Tasting


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