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Artisanal Mezcal Tasting, Mixology Class

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 69 reviews.Tulum, Mexico

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Experience hosted by Ben

90 mins
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Take your tastebuds on a journey through Mexico's most renowned artisanal spirit: Mezcal!

Hosted by one of Mexico's all-star craft cocktail experts, the experience begins with a guided tasting of 4 artisanal Mezcals from different regions of the country.

The tasting is paired with delicious local fruit, citrus, and artisanal salts (the grasshopper salt is optional :)

Following the tasting, your host will teach you the basics of mixology, including some useful principles of making agave-based cocktails. Then, you'll get hands on and creative with the ingredients, making your own mezcal cocktail following a suggested recipe.
Take your tastebuds on a journey through Mexico's most renowned artisanal spirit: Mezcal!

Hosted by one of Mexico's all-star craft cocktail experts, the experience begins with a guided tasting of 4 artisanal Mezcals from different regions of the country.

The tasting is paired with delicious local fruit, citrus, and artisanal salts (the grasshopper salt is optional :)

Following the tasting, your host will teach yo…

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What's included

  • Food
    Fresh fruit pairing, citrus, and artisanal salts
  • Drinks
    Tastings of 3 premium mezcals (1oz each) | Ingredients & tools for 1 cockta...
From $57
/ person

Meet your host, Ben

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 69 Reviews
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Meet your host Sam: a 20-year veteran of the food & beverage industry, expert crafter of cocktails, and connoisseur of Mexico's agave-based spirits—from mezcal to...gin! That's right, he represented the first company to produce a gin from agave using 32 botanicals from every state in the country. Although Sam was born in Mexico City, he lived in New York for two decades before moving to Tulum. Now, in addition to leading tastings and teaching mixology classes, he's a sought-after guest bartender at some of the best bars in the Riviera Maya.

Sam’s co-host, Ben, is a cocktail enthusiast and social alchemist dedicated to creating unique experiences that build connections between people and places.
Meet your host Sam: a 20-year veteran of the food & beverage industry, expert crafter of cocktails, and connoisseur of Mexico's agave-based spirits—from mezcal to...gin! That's right, he represented the first company to produce a gin from agave using 32 botanicals from every state in the country. Although Sam was born in Mexico City, he lived in New York for two decades before moving to Tulum. Now, in addition to leading tastings and teaching mixology classes, he's a sought-after guest bartender…
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Where you'll be

The Experience takes place at a local restaurant in Tulum Pueblo called TU. We find guests often make new friends during the experience and decide to stay after for some food or additional drinks.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 69 reviews.

Kelly
March 2020
Amazing! This mezcal tasting was so much fun! It was in such a beautiful location, with an awesome host! My friends and I really enjoyed learning about mezcal and its history! So much fun!
Christa
March 2020
Sam was an excellent instructor and left a lasting impression of our Tulum trip. Not only did he give us a really great overview of the world of mezcal--and a quick bartending lesson--but he provided us with lots of amazing recommendations of mezcal/tequila to bring back to the States and restaurant/bars to try in town. If you have a few nights in Tulum, I would highly recommend booking this experience and would do it again myself next time I make the trip down here as a refresher!
Sam was an excellent instructor and left a lasting impression of our Tulum trip. Not only did he give us a really great overview of the world of mezcal--and a quick bartending less…
Victoria
March 2020
We had a wonderful time and Ben has a great set up, truly! He was extremely friendly, playful, and generous with his knowledge. I loved the salt and citrus combinations for the mezcal, and the cricket snacks, as well as his fantastic recommendations on rare mezcals we could bring back home. If you're looking for a fun, educational, and casual experience -- this is it!
We had a wonderful time and Ben has a great set up, truly! He was extremely friendly, playful, and generous with his knowledge. I loved the salt and citrus combinations for the mez…
Lacey
March 2020
Sam was Amazing! We learned so much and really enjoyed the whole experience. I can honestly say this was one of our favorite parts of our stay in Tulum. Sam's homemade salts really were the icing on the cake (I would pay to have all of them shipped to me!). This is a MUST try experience on your trip to Tulum.
Sam was Amazing! We learned so much and really enjoyed the whole experience. I can honestly say this was one of our favorite parts of our stay in Tulum. Sam's homemade salts really…
Christen
February 2020
Awesome experience! Ben and Laura really knew their stuff and they went the extra mile with every little detail down to the aesthetics. The tasting was amazing but I did not expect to actually leave there with learning so much interesting information. My boyfriend and I had a really great time and we had a chance to meet some awesome people in our group. I would absolutely take the time to book this experience!
Awesome experience! Ben and Laura really knew their stuff and they went the extra mile with every little detail down to the aesthetics. The tasting was amazing but I did not expect…
Chaffee
February 2020
Ben's Mezcal tasting was a great way to kick off our trip! He is super knowledgeable and created a great rapport with the group. He also gave us great recommendations for places to check out for the rest of our time in Tulum. Highly recommend!!
Ben's Mezcal tasting was a great way to kick off our trip! He is super knowledgeable and created a great rapport with the group. He also gave us great recommendations for places to…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    BYOW. Consider bringing your own water for sanitary reasons and to help save plastic and the planet!

    Hunger for knowledge and thirst for good booze!