Holy Smoke! It’s Mezcal!
by John P. McEvoy
Holy Smoke! It’s Mezcal! The Revised 2nd Edition is being acclaimed by leading experts in the mezcal world: “An excellent book on mezcal just got better!”, “This new edition goes deeper into mezcal’s history, culture, production and the agaves that make it”, “It is a gift to enter this wonderful world from the eyes of a writer who is passionate about mezcal and part of this great community”, and this “is a very thorough act of love!”
John McEvoy, the author of the popular blog Mezcal PhD (www.mezcalphd.com), revises his original work on this magical elixir. He looks deeper into all aspects of mezcal, brings it all to life with over 150 stunning pictures, and keeps it lighthearted and entertaining along the way. Holy Smoke! is far beyond a primer on mezcal. If you want to delve deeply into the world of mezcal and understand what ultimately ends up in your glass, Holy Smoke! is the book for you.
Among other things, the author explores the history of mezcal and how it differs from tequila, the hand-crafted production process that has been handed down from generation to generation, the wide variety of agaves which are used to make mezcal, the production process and how agave varietals impact the flavor, all the mezcal brands found in the U.S., mezcal cocktails with fifty tasty recipes, and the differences between tequila, mezcal, pulque, bacanora, raicilla, sotol and more. Holy Smoke! is rich with photographs, diagrams, charts and details galore!
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