Mezcal: The Gift of Agave by Hajeski, Nancy J.

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ISBN 9781623545253 – CHARLESBRIDGE ADULT – RANDOM HOUSE US: Hardback 160 pp – Sep 2019

New York Times bestselling author Nancy J. Hajeski has written nature and health guides for National Geographic, young adult nonfiction for Hammond, national award-winning romantic fiction for Penguin-Putnam, and four Jane Austen graphic novel adaptations for Marvel Entertainment. An avid gardener who focuses on natural landscaping, Hajeski lives in the Catskill Mountains of New York.

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A comprehensive, introductory guide to “the champagne of Mexico,” showcasing mezcal’s exotic flavor, deep history, and growing popularity in the U.S.

What has long been a local Mexican secret is now enjoyed throughout the world for its smoky, exotic flavor and excellent base in cocktails. This detailed and colorful guidebook uncovers mezcal’s deep history, details its artisanal production in remote Mexican villages, and explains the proper ways to serve and drink this distinctive liquor. There are tips for locating the top mezcals on the market and selecting varietals that best suit particular tastes, as well as suggestions for mezcal pairings with dishes over meals. A chapter showcasing twenty of the best commercial distilleries includes recommended examples of young jovens, lightly aged reposados, and aged anejos. Finally, the book offers easy-to-follow recipes for unique mixed drinks and zesty mezcal-based dishes.