Ever wonder what a Liquor Lady drinks? This is where you find out!
By DAY, I'm a wine & spirits educator : consultant : marketer that is quite literally paid to drink. By NIGHT, I'm a craft cocktail loving, Champagne sipping, whiskey chugging, mezcal-minded enthusiast that's an ultimate bar hopper, distillery seeker-outer, cocktail tourist and booze experience junkie. Suffice it to say, I love liquor, like wine, and tolerate beer. That's me. I'm no super hero -- just a lady that's found her love; a 'side-hustle' (before there was the term, side-hustle) turned into job that became a hobby. Then it all turned into an obsession (a.k.a. a lucrative career).
While you might drink that, #IDRINKTHIS
What's In My Glass?
Mezcal, Mezcal, and more Mezcal!
Mezcal, like its cousin tequila, is made from agave. However, contrary to popular belief, is not a cactus but is actually a relative of the yucca plant. While tequila can only be made in a specific region of Mexico and from just blue Weber agave, Mezcal is usually produced in Oaxaca (although it can legally come from anywhere in Mexico) and can be made from many types of agave.
They're all in my glass: Champagne, sparkling wine, Cava, Prosecco
A few quick tips: All Champagne is sparkling wine but all sparkling wine is not Champagne ~a sparkling wine should only be called Champagne if it comes from the region of Champagne, France. Prosecco comes from Italy while Cava hails from Spain. While they all bubble, they're made from different grapes and follow different production methods. At the end of the day, if you're looking for a good bottle of 'bubbles', keep your search broad because they come in all sorts of different taste profiles and price points.
My favorite? Right now I'm loving canned sparkling rose!