Tequila & Mezcal Fest is the UK’s first ever and only festival dedicated exclusively to showcasing the very best bits of Mexico in the greatest ever agave extravaganza.
Engulfing you in the ambiance, tastes, smells and music of colonial and modern Mexico, Tequila and Mezcal Fest returns for it’s second year, taking place, in London, on the 19 and 20 September, at Old Spitalfields Market and rolling out for the first time in the North West at Liverpool’s Maritime Museum on the 8 and 9 August.
2015 is the year of Mexico in the UK and the UK in Mexico, and to celebrate Tequila and Mezcal aficionados can sip their way through an exclusive collection of these two traditional Mexican beverages. Born with one objective, Tequila and Mezcal Fest aims to educate consumers on how to drink and enjoy Mexico’s greatest export – salt and lime will be banned at the door along with novelty sombreros: this is a sipping only zone.
Some of the UK’s finest bartenders will be holding master classes on the art of Mexican cocktail making, such as everyone’s favourite – the Margarita. Food connoisseurs will not be disappointed as they have access to a mouth-watering selection of authentic Mexican street food such as, Café Pacifico, Condesa Latin Tapas, Barrio Bars, Tamal uk and Vera & Co. Delicious cocktails will also be provided by Barrio Bars.
Last year’s success in London saw 1,000 agave enthusiasts descend upon the capital to discover the true Mexico. This year Tequila Fest will aim to match that feat, with special guest speakers, such as Tomas Estes, Tequila Ambassador for Europe who will lead blind tastings as he delves in to the differences between Blanco, Reposado and Anejo categories.
And what would a festival be without music? Superb entertainment will come from live bands, complete with Mariachi alongside Folklore dancers. There will also be some Mexican Art and a photography exhibition for art lovers. Specialty foods and handcrafted products will be available to purchase enabling you to take a little bit of Mexico home with you.
Tequila & Mezcal Fest, London
Date: 19 & 20 September 2015
Place: Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, London, E1 6EW