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Tequila, Mezcal & Agave Spirits - From Farmers to Jimadores and More

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Tequila, Mezcal, and Agave Spirits - what exactly is the difference? How do you mix the very best cocktails using each? Join Lindsay to get all the answers and learn a brief history of Tequila (and other agave spirits) and discuss their differences. Tequila and other agave spirits are beloved in the world of spirits as they continue to grow in popularity. From bar owners to mixologists to cocktails nerds and spirit connoisseurs alike, agave spirits continue to be the object of great affection. Learn how the agave is grown, harvested, fermented & then distilled. From the farmers, to Jimadores, distillers and blenders, you will learn about the beautiful craftsmanship and painstaking love put into the process.  From Jalisco to Oaxaca to California, join Lindsay on this agave journey. 

Once you’re filled up with agave knowledge, it’s time for a tasting! Lindsay will guide you through an agave spirit tasting and offer tips to get the most out of your tasting. You will also make two delicious agave spirit cocktails. 

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Students must be 21 years or older to participate. This class will occur live in the Zoom virtual classroom. You will receive a link to join the live session in your registration confirmation email, following registration.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu


Lindsay Eshleman 



Please read:  This class will occur live in the Zoom virtual classroom. You will receive a link to join the live session in your registration confirmation email, following registration. Your registration confirmation can also be found by logging into your profile and viewing “Current Registrations”.

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/21/2022 - 7/21/2022 Weekly - Thu 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM Off Campus, Extension@Home  Map, Room: Zoom Virtual Classroom Lindsay Eshleman