3. There are so, so many options
Choose your own adventure at Espita, where you can try mezcal in 1oz, 2oz or 6oz pours, in flights or in cocktails. There’s only one restriction. “We say sip it, don’t shoot it, because you want to enjoy the flavors,” Josh explains (though we won’t ever rule out body shots).
For a little fun, try a 2oz pour -- it comes in a veladora adorned with a cross. “In Mexico, a lot of people go to church, light their candle, walk off with their candle holders, and then drink mezcal out of them,” Josh says.
And don’t miss the flights that come with sal de gusano and orange wedges; one showcases different vintages from a single producer, while another features blends. Try some pairings while you’re at it -- the funky La Venenosa Raicilla goes beautifully with eggplant sopes.