Mezcal Articles: About the Worm Archives

WARNING: View at your own risk! The Mezcal Worm is ready!

The stories about the Mezcal worm are ever growing…. I mean literally growing. However nothing was really documented until now…. Position cursor over or click & view this image long enough and let us know! Does this happen to the worm in the bottle or in you stomach or just in your mind?

sal de gusano

sal de gusano. The phrase means “worm salt,” but it’s really caterpillar salt—with, yes, actual critters roasted & ground up along with chiles. Before pounding each shot, we wet our fingers, dipped them into the bag, & licked—to get an excellently bracing sensation of earthy, spicy seasoning, no more, no less. It’s also popular to […]

The Mezcal Legend

The legend tells us that there once was a cold and sober, and very generous goddess. Her body was like the trunk of the agave, but instead of leaves she had 40,000 breasts. From her breasts flowed the elixir drunk by those that venerated her; she was Mayatl, Zapotec goddess of mezcal. Cold and untouchable, […]

Is Mezcal, the ‘moonshine of Mexico,’?

The NY Times printed a articles recently that stated, and I quote: ‘Mezcal, the ‘moonshine of Mexico,’ grows in appreciation, availability’ Well is it? Here is a copy of the text of the article. Read it and judge for yourself. Across the Table: Aficionados, such as Del Maguey founder Ron Cooper, use vintner terms to […]

How to serve Mezcal – Sal de Gusano

Occasionally the literal translation really does work the best. Sal de Guano gets us mostly there with “worm salt.” Sal de gusano is actually ground up salt, dried worms, and peppers. You see it everywhere in Oaxaca. It’s sold in small bags by elderly women around the market, in huge piles within markets, and it […]

Rethink the Worm

The truth about the legend of the worm is still debated. However, as Mezcal becomes more and more popular, scientists and Chemists are finding some validity in some of the legends about the worm. Seems the worm isn’t just a Gringo marketing tool but that it actually changes the drinks chemistry. The claim that it […]

Caution: It's said 'for everything there is Mezcal' but we add 'except for one thing' - getting drunk. Please drink responsibly. The most accurate and dependable book on living life at its fullest says 'wine (or Mezcal) makes the heart rejoice' and 'makes life enjoyable' (Ps 104:15; Ec 10:19) but overindulgence can certainly lead to harm (Pr 23:29-31)! If you drink at all please drink in moderation! (Quotes from NWT)