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Raicilla, a mezcal variation. What's it like?


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Raicilla, a mezcal variation. What's it like?

Pizzaiolo | Aug 18, 2006 05:24 AM

I understand this is a Mexican spirit made from the roots of the mezcal plant. I have no idea what it tastes like, nor if it's available outside of the Puerto Vallarta area or the state of Jalisco for that matter.

Can anyone tell me more? A friend of mine who's made annual visits to Puerto Vallarta for over 20 years told me about it. Apparently it's an illicit hooch made by the indigenous locals, but the federales turn a blind eye to it. I don't expect to see it bottled & sold in the US, but would like to know if it's worth the uh, adventure to hunt down some underground booze with my limited grasp of Spanish.

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