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It’s Not Tequila, It’s Not Mezcal So What Is It?  Ask Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine

Santo Mezquila

Hecho en Mexico fans want to ask rocker Sammy Hagar and the perfection-of-a-man Adam Levine what exactly are they selling? It’s not tequila and it’s not mezcal but it is more famous folks putting their name on something coming from Mexico.

To listen to the duo explain it, “It’s tequila with a twist.” A tequila blended with mezcal with the not-so-original name of “mezquila” – and of course it’s the world’s first. The $55 offering called Santo Mezquila is an 80-proof blend of both spirits that derive from the agave plant.

Tequila is the drink of choice for the man who appears to have it all – head of rock band Maroon 5, star of The Voice and husband to a super model. Mezcal however is the choice for the man whose face says I need to get out of the sun and former lead of Van Halen – Sammy Hagar - who is also the creator of Cabo Wabo tequila. A tequila brand he sold for nearly $90 million some six years ago. So the duo compromised, Hagar quipped “We know what we’re going to do. It’s the first mezquila. We invented a new product.”

What’s the big friggin’ difference between these gifts from Mexico to the world? See below:

TEQUILA

· Agave baked and often shredded

· Crafted 100% from Blue Agave

· Mostly produced in the state of Jalisco in the town of Tequila

MEZCAL

· Agave roasted and then pressed in earthen pits

· Crafted from 20-plus varieties of agave, preferably the Agave Espadin

· Can be produced throughout most of Mexico, mostly in the region of Oaxaca

Santo Mezquila is expected to hit the shelves early this year and has been described as “intense agave” with a mix of “earthy, light smokiness with a hint of herbs.”

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