Grab some sal de gusano (a combination of crushed worms, salt, and dried chile) and some orange slices to go with your drink of choice. Traditionally, Mexican drinkers top the orange slices with a pinch of worm salt and serve them over a neat glass of mezcal or tequila. Bites and sips should be alternated for an out-of-this-world sensation.
What is the Mexican spirit that has a worm in it?
Mezcal, the Mexican alcohol with a worm at the bottom, is really, as you’ve undoubtedly figured by now, a type of liquor from Mexico.Because tequila and mezcal are quite similar in flavor, it is understandable if they are confused.Despite the fact that both tequila and mezcal are manufactured by distilling the agave plant, mezcal can be prepared from a mix of any one of more than 250 different species of the cactus-like succulents.
Why do people eat worms when they drink mezcal?
Some people believe that because the worm in mezcal is so saturated with liquor, eating it induces a psychedelic effect comparable to that caused by peyote. However, this is not the case. This is most likely one of the reasons why eating the worm is still considered a rite of passage to determine a drinker’s machismo among the drinking community.
Why do they put worms in Tequila?
There are no worms in tequila, and there never have been. If there was a worm in the agave, it would not suggest a substandard product or an infected agave; rather, it would imply that the worm was intentionally placed there after distillation. A worm would never be able to make it past the still and into the ultimate spirit…
Is it true that Tequila is made from Worms?
Neither worms nor bacteria can be discovered in tequila. Furthermore, they are not worms. In actuality, the ″worm″ is actually a moth caterpillar larva (also known as a gusano) that is commonly found on agave plants, and it is occasionally used to indicate the potency of Mezcal by placing it in bottles of the spirit (as a preservative).
Is there really a worm in a bottle of tequila?
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