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Everything you need to know about Mezcal

Are you an alcohol fanatic and have a taste for alcoholic drinks? Do you spend your evening hanging out at the bar, chilling and having drinks with your friends? And on top of that, are you from a Mexican origin? If so, then you probably would have come across Mezcal, somewhere in your life. If not, you need to book those flights to Mexico City, and try one out – with your friends!

What is a Mezcal?

Mezcal is an alcoholic beverage made from Agave distillate. Agave is a plant and is native to the arid and semiarid regions of America, particularly Mexico and Caribbean. Around one hundred and fifty species of Agave exist that are native to Mexico, and the taste of Mezcal depends on the type of Agave distillate used to make that Mezcal. Mezcal lies in the umbrella category (drinks that use a cocktail umbrella)

Types of Mezcal:

Different types of Mezcals are differentiated from one another according to the type of Agave used to manufacture them.

  • Espadin: this type of Agave accounts for approximately 90% of all the Mezcals produced. Slight change of taste might occur as one moves from brand to brand but the basic taste of this Mezcal stays the same.
  • Tobala: the Mezcal produced from Tobala is very expensive as this is a very rare species of the Agave. Tobala usually grows in the wild and at high altitudes. Mezcal made from Tobala has a fruity blend to it.
  • Tobaziche: this variety of Agave can look and taste very different depending as to where it is grown. Different regions have their own different names for this kind of Agave. This Agave too is harvested in the wild.
  • Tepeztate: this form of agave can take up to thirty years to grow fully, hence, Mezcal made from Tepeztate has most irregular supply in the market. However, a Tepeztate Mezcal has a very intense flavor.
  • Arroqueno: Mezcal made from this Agave has a spicy and bitter chocolate taste to it.

Mezcal is first cooked in earthen pits and then distilled in clay pots.

Mezcal varietys of agave plant

Mezcal is not a Tequila!

Tequila too is an alcoholic drink and it is commonly confused with Mezcal, owing to a similar origin. It is said that every tequila is a Mezcal, however, every Mezcal is not a Tequila. Why is this so? This is so because tequila specifically is made from a special kind of Agave plant, that is, the Blue Agave. Drinks made from all other distillates of agaves are Mezcals.

Even though both of these drinks originate from the agave plant, they have a slightly different manufacturing process. Tequila is first steamed inside industrial ovens and then distilled several times inside copper pots. Whereas, Mezcal is first cooked in earthen pits and then distilled in clay pots.

Mezcal and plants

Mezcal is one of the most common alcoholic drink served in America. With several kinds of Mezcals existing, owing to different kinds of Agave plants, one can enjoy a Mezcal that suits his or her taste. After a hectic day, one can sit in a bar and give their taste buds a smoky twist with the Mezcal of their liking. Oh, and one can enjoy this on another of those flights to Mexico city the next time they come here.

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Surprising historical facts about Mexico

Mexico is no doubt one of the most popular places to visit in the whole world but there are also lots of interesting facts about Mexico from which most of the people are unaware. These facts have to connect with its tourism or adventures, while these facts portrait the history and amazement of this city.

So, here are some of the historical facts about Mexico that you should know.

1.    Yucatan was Named After a Misunderstanding

Yucatan is one of the most popular places to visit in Mexico. Lots of people visit this place from all around the world but no one ever thought about its name. There is an interesting history about the name of Yucatan. In past times, when Spaniards came to this place, they asked people about the name of this place. people replied to them saying “Yucatan”, which means, “I don’t know”. This was the actual meaning of this word or phrase in the local’s language, but Spaniards considered that they are telling them the name of this place, and in this way, this place was used to called “Yucatan”.

Yucatan landscape

2.    Chichen Itza is One of the Seven Wonder of the World

Another one of the interesting facts about Mexico is that Chichen Itza is one of the seven wonders of the world. It is a kind of pyramid that was a part of the Mayan Empire, but in 2007, it was announced as the seven wonders of the world. It is quite a famous place to visit in Mexico. There are lots of people, especially archaeologists visit this place from all around the world. Additionally, you can easily get to this place by booking cheap flights to Mexico from any of your nearest airports.

3.    Color TV was Invented in Mexico

Almost every person knows that the first television was black and white and it was invented by John Logie Baird, but there are very few people that are known about the fact that the first color television was invented in Mexico. A person named Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena was the first man in Mexico who was the inventor of chromoscopic adaptor that is further used in televisions to offer color transmissions.

Old television

Well, above has described some of the surprising historical facts about Mexico. consider all of these facts and make sure to book any of the cheap flights to Mexico in the off-season and explore all of these amazing and adventurous spots.

Things you should know about Mexico

There are lots of people all around the world that visit different places or cities for different purposes. Some travel for business meetings, some visit for education purpose, while some of them travel to other places just for visiting and spending their vacations over there.

While one of the most amazing places to visit on vacations in Mexico. It is one of the highly visited places in America where lots of people visit to spend their vacations, but still, there are some people that really don’t worth their trip because they are not familiar with most of the things about Mexico.
So, here we are going to tell you about some of the things that you should know about Mexico before visiting there.

Mexico has 34 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Mexico is one of the oldest and historical regions in this world. It contains lots of heritages that people love to visit and explore in Mexico. according to some surveys, this city contains more than 34 heritage sites that are considered the most ancient and historical places in the whole world. This thing makes this city more amazing and incredible to visit. Additionally, it will be a great part of the attraction for the people who have an interest in history and historical things and places.

Mexico isn’t a scene out of “Breaking Bad.”

Mexico has been turned into one of the most violent regions around the world because of the headlines run over the news about this place. this thing made some people conscious to visit here because they think that this place is not safe to visit. Well, this thing is not true. All these things are quite rare, only on the borders of some towns and cities, although there is no kind of risk to travel inside the city.

Cheap Flights to Mexico

Another amazing thing that you should know about this city is cheap flights to Mexico. It is one of the major things that most of the people may not familiar with. In the vacation season, the flights may be quite expensive but rather than that times, you will find plenty of cheap flights to Mexico. It is a great deal to offer if you are going to visit Mexico because, in this way, you can save a great deal of amount to spend on different other things during your trip.

So, consider all the above-described aspects and make sure to visit and explore Mexico city better.