Carlsbad CA— Often described as tequila’s smoky-tasting cousin, mezcal is an agave-based liquor reigning from Oaxaca, Mexico. Technically speaking, tequila is actually a type of mezcal as the word “mezcal” literally means “roasted agave”. If you’re new to the agave spirits world, looking to learn more or just interested in zooming with Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul then look no further.
On Thursday, April 29, join Gelson’s – Pacific Beach, Del Mar, Carlsbad – for a virtual mezcal tasting and cheese pairing with Dos Hombres Espadin Agave Mezcal featuring the hombres behind the mezcal Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.
Dos Hombres is the product of multiple generations of proud Mezcal producers from the small village of San Luis del Rio, in a remote section of Oaxaca. Guests will get a behind-the-scenes look at the spirit with the opportunity for questions all while sipping the spirit in the comfort of their home. The tasting will be perfectly paired with Gelson’s custom cheese and charcuterie plate featuring Tillamook Smoked Black Pepper White Cheddar, Cicaque Cotija, Olli Salumeria and Three Little Pigs Chorizo. Additional items will include Avocado Shrimp Ceviche, Grilled Street Corn Salad, Fresh Watermelon and Spanish cocktail nuts.
Any agave connoisseur knows that mezcal tastes best when sipped, but if you prefer to mix, the Gelson’s team has provided optional cocktail pairings to make at home including the Dos Hombres Mule with Dos Hombres Mezcal, Fresh Lime Juice and Ginger Beer; and the Cranstonian with Dos Hombres Mezcal, Cranberry Juice, Aperol and Fresh Lime Juice.
The Dos Hombres virtual event will take place on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 6 p.m. and is part of an ongoing tasting series featuring carefully selected wine, spirits and beer. Those interested in attending can RSVP and pre-pay for the cheese and charcuterie plate ($23.99) by visiting https://www.gelsons.com/about/news-and-events/an-evening-with-dos-hombres.html
Dos Hombres Espadin Agave Mezcal is specially priced for the event ($52.99) and will be available to pick up on April 28 and 29 only. Pickup will be available at Gelson’s in Pacific Beach, Del Mar and Carlsbad. The last day to RSVP is April 26. Additional information and pick-up instructions will be sent via the registration confirmation email.