Santo Unveiled: Introducing The World’s First Mezquila

Musical Legend Sammy Hagar And Maroon Five’s Adam Levine Launch The First-Ever Blend Of Premium Agave Distillates That Achieve A True “Higher Spirit”

When two great spirits, mezcal and tequila, come together, a Higher Spirit is born. It’s for those tired of the usual, yearning for something different: a higher taste…a higher quality…a higher experience.”

Marking a first in the spirits industry, Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine announce the launch of Santo Mezquila, a premium blend of two distillates – 100% Blue Agave – commonly known as Tequila, and Espadin Agave used to produce Mezcal. Born from a creative revelation that Hagar and Levine shared one night in Cabo San Lucas, and honed over two years, Santo Mezquila represents the first quality blend of different agave distillates to hit the market.

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Santo Mezquila co-founders Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine

When Adam and I started tasting the different blends, I knew we had something special that people would love,” said Hagar. “It was only right to get the team back together and share Santo with the world.”santo-mezquila-bottle

Hagar, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and no stranger to the tequila world, joined forces with his The Voice co-star and tequila aficionado Levine, and reunited the group behind the successful Cabo Wabo brand, including Jack Daniels and Marco Monroy, to build Santo Mezquila. Creative and tech agency Narrative helm the branding and advertising, while Infinium Spirits are managing the sales and marketing of the unique spirit that joins the two renowned beverages.

With Santo, you get that smooth, full agave, rich tequila flavor with a touch of smoky-sweetness that you can only find with Mezcal – perfect for sipping,” said Levine.

Santo’s intense agave aroma mixes with an earthy, light smokiness with a hint of herbs. The initial bite is mellow and fades gently, while the full taste and finish elicit the intricate agave flavor and herbal complexity layered with gentle smoke, slight floral fruitiness, and low saltiness. It has a particular sweetness to its finish.

When you experience the unique, smoky flavors, combined with the smooth, subtle flavors of Agave distillates, you’ll have a taste revelation. Flavors on the palate explode with mouth-filling richness and are nestled in a light, smoky-sweet finish. (See drink recipes below.)taste-txt

The famed distillery, El Viejito, located in the “highlands” of the state of Jalisco, with the third generation master distiller, Juan Eduardo Nunez, has received several awards, including the “National Quality Award” and has been integral in help­ing Santo perfect the blend of agave distillates.

Santo Mezquila is being distributed in select markets nationwide, launching in Las Vegas, California, New York, Texas and Florida in the first quarter of 2017.exp-title

Santo Mezquila will be available in finer establishments nationwide – find a retailer and give in to a #HigherSpirit at SantoMezquila.com or find them on Facebook and Instagram @SantoMezquila.

The World’s First Mezquila Cocktails

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Santo Revelation

Santo Revelation

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Santo Mezquila
  • 1 oz. Passion Fruit Nectar
  • 2 ea. Thin Slices of Fresh
  • Ginger Root
  • 1 ea. Lime Wedge
  • 2 oz. Ginger Beer
  • 0.25 oz. Pomegranate Syrup
  • (sub: Premium Grenadine)

Garnish: Ginger Slice

Glassware: Collins Glass

Procedure: Muddle ginger root, lime wedge and passion fruit purée in shaker glass. Add Santo and ice. Shake well and strain over fresh ice. Top with ginger beer and sink pomegranate syrup.

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Santo Paloma

Santo Paloma

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Santo Mezquila
  • 0.5 oz. Organic Blossom
  • Honey Syrup
  • 1.5 oz. Carpano Bianco
  • 1 oz. Fresh Ruby Red
  • Grapefruit Juice
  • 0.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Top with 1.5 oz.
  • Topo Chico

Glassware: Double Old Fashioned

Garnish: Grapefruit Wheel

Procedure: Combine ingredients 1-6 in shaker with ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice and top with Topo Chico.

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Santo Oaxaca

Santo Oaxaca

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Santo Mezquila
  • 1 oz. Trinity Rum Blend
  • 2 parts 151 Rum
  • 1 part Zaya Rum
  • 1 part Beach Bar Rum
  • 1 oz. Velvet Falernum
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 0.5 oz. Cinnamon Syrup
  • 0.5 oz. Hibiscus Tea
  • (double strength)
  • 1 splash of Absinthe

Glassware: Zombie Glass or Tall Tiki Mug

Garnish: Citrus Peel, Mint Bunch, Lime Wheel, and Dried Hibiscus Flower

Procedure: Add ingredients to shaker with ice, shake and strain over crushed ice.

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Higher Spirit

Higher Spirit

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Santo Mezquila
  • 0.75 oz. Aperol
  • 0.5 oz. Yellow Chartreuse
  • 0.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.25 oz. Agave Nectar

Glassware: Coupe

Garnish: Long Thin Grapefruit Peel

Procedure: Add ingredients to shaker with ice, shake and double strain into chilled coupe glass.

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