This year’s Tequila & Mezcal Fest will be happening at the Oxo Tower Wharf on the 5th, 6th and 7th of October bringing back some of the world’s most diverse and exciting agave-derived spirits under one roof. A true celebration of the vibrant and rich Mexican culture, fully endorsed by the Mexican embassy, Tequila & Mezcal Fest educates and informs guests about how to drink these exotic, fine spirits. Guests can also discover the true essence of Mexican culture through delicious tacos, music, contemporary art, Aztec ceremonies and folkloric dance, just don’t forget to change your pounds to pesos on the door!
What’s on at the show?
Taking place at the end of London Cocktail Week, 2nd to the 8th October, Mezcal & Tequila Fest celebrates the end of London’s biggest cocktail festival.
Over 50 of Mexico’s best agave spirits, truly a one-off opportunity to sample and meet some of the distillers and creators behind one of the world’s most up and coming spiritcategories.
Patrón tequila: For the first time ever in the UK, Master Distiller, Francisco Alcarez and the Director of Production, Antonio Rodriguez from Patrón Tequila will be hosting exclusive tastings and seminars. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the creator of Patrón Tequilas.
Some of London’s finest taco restaurants will be serving up a sizzling selection of tacos from Temper (their legendary goat tacos), Café Pacifico (street tacos with pork, chorizo, beef and vegetarian) and Barrio (Al Pastor tacos, Mexico city style)
Rare and artisan agave spirits – Sotols, Raicillas and Bacanoras. A rare opportunity to discover these ancient spirits, could they be the next Mezcal?
Multiple seminars including ‘What the f**ck is Mezcal?’ and ‘How to makethe perfect Margarita’ ‘The Tequila Quarter Masterclass’ by Jose Cuervo and ‘Sip with Consciousness’ by Mezcal Amores.
Agave Queens, The unique personalities of Tequila and Mezcal. Presented by Karine from Patrón, Gaby from Tapatio, Anne Sophie from Bruxo Mezcal and Antonia from Montelobos
Mexican brunch. Start the day with a Bloody Maria or a Michelada (classic Mexican cocktail of beer, lime and spices) served from converted pick-up trucks in the food arena.
A secret speakeasy bar ‘The Perfectionists Garden’ with Patrón Perfectionists winning bartenders shaking up their beautifully created Patrón Tequila cocktails.
The rhythm of Mexico with folklore dancers, an Aztec ceremony and Mariachis
How to make the perfect guacamole and the secret behind Mexican Ceviche by Adriana Cavita – Peyotiyo London & Ibiza
Plentiful classic cocktails from London’s leading latin bar group, Barrio, serving up Margaritas and Palomas or a straight up tequila and Fentiman’s tonic