Sydney has had some fun with Mexican spirits this month and the revelry is set to continue when Surry Hills' Tio's Cerveceria brings its Mezcal Mini-Fest to Melbourne for the first time. Smith Street eatery Hotel Jesus will host the festivities on Sunday, March 25. The evening will celebrate the smoky agave spirit that — despite popular assumption — is more akin to whisky than tequila.
It all kicks off from 4pm with a two-hour tasting session where you can try over 50 notable mezcals. The tasting is free so we recommend heading there early to secure a spot at the bar.
The merriment continues from 6pm when the kitchen starts doling out tacos and DJs hit the decks. And a special drinks list put together by Tio's Hotel Jesus and Mamasita will help you wash it all down.
Image: Carmen Zammit.