Across the Bar: Para Todo Mal, Mezcal... [VIDEO]

On a recent trip to New York City, Across the Bar host Paul Barron explores Casa Mezcal, a cocktail bar for the serious drinker. Co-founder Ignacio educates us on mezcal, the first distilled drink in the U.S. that reigns from Mexico that is often compared to a smoky tequila. We indulge in a few customized cocktails - the Llano en Llamas (mezcal, serranos, basil, lime, pineapple, agave and St. Germain); São Paulo (vanilla-infused mezcal, aged cachaça and damiana liqueur); and mixologist Miguel Aranda's herb-infused Mexican Monastery drink. Watch the full episode below to find out which complementary ingredients Casa Mezcal recommends and what the team has up their sleeve in the near future!