Happy Cinco de Mayo!

How Filipino Sailors—and Coconuts—Helped Create Mexico’s National Drink by Gideon Lasco Most people see tequila and mezcal as quintessentially Mexican spirits—but recent research has uncovered their unlikely connection with the Philippines. While visiting Oaxaca, Mexico, last year, I joined a mezcal tasting tour. The guide, Antonio, asked participants to introduce ourselves. When I told everyone I... Continue Reading →

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