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Cabo Wabo founder Sammy Hagar invents new drink Mezquila

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As if our favorite rocker wasn’t already famous enough, Sammy Hagar, along with Adam Levine, have invented a new drink, mixing tequila and mezcal to make the 'World's First Mezquila'.


Far from being a carefully planned product development the pair accidentally stumbled upon the idea when having dinner together in Cabo back in 2015.


Apparently, they had been drinking tequila but had been given a glass of mezcal by their bartender. Finding the switch of drinks just a tad overpowering, and not wishing to be offensive, they poured the mezcal into their tequila glasses. And guess what - they kinda liked the taste. And the idea for Mezquila was born. Or so the story goes….


Anyway, already a bit of a drink connoisseur, Sammy contacted the Mexican distillery that originally worked with him to make his Cabo Wabo Tequila.  And voila - after several different attempts by third generation master distiller, Juan Eduardo Nunez - “Santo Mezquila” was launched last Friday for $55 a bottle.


The new business partners definitely seem quite pleased with themselves - “It comes on like tequila and you smell a little bit of smoke in it, but is toned down to where you get a sweet finish,” Hagar said. “It’s taking tequila to another level. When you blend the two you get a higher spirit, a brand-new taste.”


And Levine reckons it’s the perfect after dinner drink - "smooth, full agave, rich tequila flavor with a touch of smoky-sweetness that you can only find with mezcal – perfect for sipping,"


Basically, the suggestion is that the new product represents the "first quality blend of different agave distillates to hit the market." As tequila is produced using 100% blue agave, whereas mezcal can be made from any agave plant.


We reckon if it’s as good as their music, it must be worth a try. And with all that recent rocking on the 5th Annual Rock Legends Cruise, some after dinner sipping may be just the thing for the Red Rocker, Mr Hagar himself.


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