Mezcal at Dock Street South. | Dock Street South
This unforgettably smoky Mexican spirit is leaving its mark on Philadelphia’s cocktail scene
Memorable for its notably smoky flavor, many regard mezcal as the more sultry relative of tequila (though some might be surprised to learn that tequila is a regional type of mezcal). This spirit (with a history dating back over 500 years) can be distilled from around 30 varieties of agave plants across Mexico, each imparting distinct flavor profiles and characteristics. As its popularity has surged, so has its availability in Philadelphia’s restaurants, which offer an abundance of opportunities to explore, taste, and develop a fondness for this unforgettable spirit.