The Tasting Panel magazine

November 2015

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Marin explains. "It is a unique drinking experi- ence—quite different from any other spirit I know—and has long been a part of the Mexican culture. It is a new era, and I believe mezcal will be the next exciting spirit to gain recognition in the U.S." And Marin is not just the Brand Ambassador for Tres Papalote. His extensive collection of Chicano art influenced the bottle art- work. "I love the bottle decoration," Marin enthused. "We affectionately call the character on the front 'Koo-Koo Man.' The image is taken from a glass art sculpture that I have in my collection, made by the De La Torre brothers. It ties back to ancient Colombian artwork. " PHOTO COURTESY OF TRES PAPALOTE Mountainside Magic ◗ 2 oz. Tres Paplote Mezcal ◗ ½ oz. vanilla syrup ◗ ½ oz. lemon juice ◗ ¾ oz. fresh pineapple puree ◗ Pinch of salt Shake all ingredients until very cold and strain over fresh ice. Add a pineapple wedge to garnish. Mixologist Ambassador Yusef Austin. PHOTO COURTESY OF TRES PAPALOTE november 2015  /  the tasting panel  /  89 PHOTO COURTESY OF TRES PAPALOTE Tres Papalote Brand Ambassador Cheech Marin. Imported by Riviera Imports, Manhasset, NY.

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