When the line-up for The Common area at Glastonbury was revealed last month the venues listed included ‘The Mezcal Yard’; a brand new bar for 2019 serving the Mexican spirit mezcal.
The Common teased tonight the bar would serve “Mexico’s most magical juice” and shared a Mezcal guide for those not familiar with the drink.
Vinepair’s Complete Mezcal Guide says mezcal is an umbrella term for an ancient array of Mexican spirits made from agave. While tequila can only be made from Blue Weber agave, mezcal can be made from over 30 varieties.
Mezcal can be clear, golden or amber and Vinepair claim it makes an excellent substitute for tequila in cocktails like Margaritas and Paloma, though it’s traditionally drunk straight.
Mezcal sold in the UK is typically between 40% and 45% ABV and some brands include a worm inside the bottle, as is traditional. Most mezcal is made in the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca.
It will be available at The Common area “in as many varieties and amongst the highest of vibes you could hope for!”. The Glastonbury website says: “A cactus needle into the vein of your partying spirit: a shot of Mexico’s most magical desert juice down your throat!”