Colonia Juárez, Mexico City
Colonia Roma Norte, Mexico City
Colonia Juárez, Mexico City
This was a great experience and I would definitely do another one and try to learn different drinks.
Because of coronavirus, one of my friends found this experience available online as a way to celebrate two friends' 30th birthdays. I was a little nervous it would be awkward since Zoom can be weird and it's hard to have conversations in a big group but it wasn't awkward at all! Ana and Jimena really kept the energy up and had music playing so it never got weirdly quiet. It was a nice way to do something fun with friends who live all over the US and that we can't visit right now, I'd definitely recommend for a group. Ana and Jimena shared what they know about mezcal and tequila as well as mixing drinks in general but it didn't feel like a boring class it was just making and tasting great cocktails. I will definitely be upgrading from my standard margarita to one of the cocktails they taught us how to make!
A great balance of helpful info and interactiveness! Made some delicious cocktails with friends and family
Very interactive and easy to follow! Don’t be scared by the long list of ingredients, the host helps you to make the best drink possible with what you have!
Katri was an amazing host - she gave us tons of ideas and helped us work with the ingredients at hand. We learned how to make a few favorite new cocktails and made new friends!
I was initially hesitant to sign up for this experience because I had just done something similar in Oaxaca the week before and figured this would mostly be a rehash of what I had just learned. I couldn't have been more wrong. I'm SO glad I took the chance on this and I would recommend it to anyone, whether you've just heard of mezcal for the first time or you've been drinking it for years.
To start, El Salón is a fantastic environment to taste. It's very well designed, clean, intimate and comfortable. The mezcal itself is special too. Each mezcal we tasted was unique and delicious, as I expected, but they were also from remarkably small batches. These are not bottles you're likely to find anywhere else, and I'm glad to say their bottle prices really don't do justice to their rarity or quality.
The part that really made this experience special, though--especially after considering my previous tasting--was the host.
I was blown away not only by Ana's knowledge of mezcal and the culture surrounding it, but also by her genuine passion of the subject. You can tell immediately she isn't just there to do a job, but to share this passion with others. No matter what random question I came up with she seemed to have not only an answer, but a story and a thoughtful perspective to share.
Again, can't recommend it enough.
I had a great time making cocktails with Ana. I got a lot of knowledge and tips of how to create original cocktails. I can’t wait to try them out
Ana did an amazing job breaking down cocktail theory and then had a wonderful array or cocktails for us to make together. She took her time and answered all our questions about tequila and mezcal. I felt like I learned so much during this time and was so happy to be a part of it. I’d strongly recommend the experience to anyone!
In this experience, I learned how easy it is to expertly make the exact kind of cocktails I like to drink. When I travel to CDMX, their tasting room/bar will be top of the list to visit.
AWESOME DATE NIGHT!! - this is the perfect activity to do and this was 100x better than I even expected. Her knowledge was truly world-class and so interesting to know. We walked away more knowledgable, delighted and had so much fun!
Had the best time learning all about Mezcal and how to make some amazing tequila drinks! But most importantly Ana taught us WHY certain mixed drinks ka are so amazing, giving us the skills we need to go on creating our own! An amazing class and an amazing teacher. Thanks Ana for everything!
Great Experience and tons of fun. Be sure to grab everything on the list as it made our experience extra fun and it made our drinks incredibly delicious!
Awesome experience! Did this for my birthday and will definitely be making the cocktails again in the future. The drinks were delicious and the class was a great pace (not too fast or slow). Thanks Katri & Hardey!
This experience was just incredible!! Their employee Ana conducted the tasting and her passion for mezcal was incredible. We had 4 total in our group. It was incredibly personal as we got to know each other and Ana taught us everything she could about mezcal tasting. Thank you beyond words for a wonderful time!!! I can’t recommend this enough!!
This was a super fun experience! I booked a private party for my husband's birthday and invited a bunch of his friends. The hosts were very friendly and got to know the group by asking questions. They walked us through the making of each cocktail and really worked with whatever we had on hand. I would recommend this for a fun group gathering or date night activity!
We had a wonderful time, was so fun learning to make new and unique cocktails. Ana was knowledgeable and very easy to follow. Would definitely recommend and would do it again!
We had a fantastic tasting experience with Sophia! She was super knowledgeable about any and everything mezcal and we walked away from the experience informed, making new friends and sharing a once in a lifetime experience. Would highly recommend!
When in Mexico City, you have to experience this Mezcal tasting. My friend and I had a great time. Our host was very knowledgeable on the history and process of Mezcal. She gave us personal stories in regards to Mezcal and she was hilarious and warm welcoming. It’s a great experience and just intimate enough to not be overwhelming with too many people (7 seats). We had a great time and would totally do it again! We even made friends with some of the other guests and ate tacos after!
So much fun! Katri & Hardey were able to customize each persons experience with different suggestions/ingredients based on the participants’ tastes. They were clearly knowledgeable and shared their excitement with us!
I cannot highly recommend this enough. Not only did we learn how to make delicious cocktails, we also learned some history and culture of mezcal as well as some basic bartending tips. The whole experience felt very friendly and personalised.
We really enjoyed this experience! It was a lot of fun to experience the culture and learn how to make some tasty drinks!
Super fun class! Learned how to make three super tasty drinks that I absolutely plan to make for friends in the future. Both of the hosts were kind and thoughtful, and took time to get to know us and cater to our individual homes and ingredients. Would strongly recommend!
Such fun hosts and very knowledgeable. They were friendly and engaged everyone in the class. They even did a special shoutout and came prepared with a cupcake and candle when I mentioned it was my husband's birthday. So thoughtful!
Really great experience. Katri & Hardey's bar set-up is so interesting and they did a great job explaining each step of each drink in detail, improvising where people in the class didn't have exact ingredients and making adjustments as we went.
We had a larger size group and everyone really enjoyed the experience! They gave several options on ingredients and garnishes so people were able to customize their drinks to their liking. I received a lot of good feedback from our guests about how they enjoyed the experience. It was a fun way to do something out of the "normal" routine!
My husband and I each participated and made our own unique drinks. They were absolutely delicious! We even made one on our own to enjoy after the presentation. It was great to learn how to make drinks with fresh ingredients. Not all of the participants had the same ingredients but Ana made it easy to improvise to make a beautifully layered Mezcal or Tequila drink.
If this experience is available for the day you’re looking for....book it. Hands down one of the best experiences on Airbnb that we’ve participated in!
This was such a fun "girls night out" virtual experience for a birthday party. The hosts showed us how to make two cocktails, and they worked with each of us to pair fruit and herbs together so all of our cocktails would taste as great as possible based on what ingredients we had available. It was clear they were highly knowledgeable about tequila and mezcal. I chose this because given the ongoing quarantine conditions we're living with in the United States, I knew it would be a while before I can celebrate with friends in person. This gave us a chance to celebrate and do something unique that we couldn't normally do together.
We booked this online experience with some work colleagues for team building. Not everyone on our team drinks alcohol, but they were able to make delicious mocktails following all the same steps as us, but using tonic water instead of alcohol. It was also great for everyone to learn about the culture and history of tequila and mezcal. I recommend this experience even if you don't like mezcal, because you can make the drinks with tequila instead, or you can try them with mezcal and realize mezcal is delicious. Salud! 🙂
Katri and Hardey were AWESOME. The drinks were delicious and now I feel like I have a little taste of Mexico City in my kitchen whenever I want. It was the perfect way to celebrate a birthday and I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Anna is an AMAZING teacher and story teller. We learned so much about the culture, history, and variety of tequila & mezcal. Highly recommend!
Really great experience! We did a private group for my wife's birthday with friends and family. Fun experience for all of us during this crazy time!
Great experience! Katri was knowledgeable and fun. She took questions and made everyone in the group fell included. We had a blast making some great cocktails!
This course was fun and educational. Ana was amazing and detail orientated. She had a lot of insight on tequila and displayed a true passion. She welcomed feedback positive or negative. We truly enjoyed the course and hope to visit Ana in the future.
Ana was adorable, fun, intelligent, knowledgeable, and just the kind of person you want to spend your Friday night with. I walked away from the class feeling more knowledgeable about mezcal and tequila, with a few great cocktail recipes, and feeling happier and lighter (combination of the tequila/mezcal and Ana’s infectious smile).
Perfect surprise birthday experience for our friends during quarantine! The hosts were more than accommodating, fun, and knowledgeable. We learned so much and had the best time celebrating our friend’s birthday. 10/10 would recommend! Thanks, ladies!
I booked this as a private party for my 40th birthday and it was so much fun. We had fun learning from our hosts and the cocktails were delicious. We loved their sense of humor and only wish we could have spent more time hanging out! I can’t wait to experience this in person one day.
The class was great and the cocktails were delicious. Also the other people in the class were great and we will likely be friends!
A can’t-miss opportunity. It's one of the first experiences we describe when we tell people about the highlights of our trip, and we recommend it to anyone who finds themselves in CDMX!
We had one of our most fun nights in Mexico City learning about mezcal from Ana. A world-class bartender/mixologist with unimpeachable credentials and a great sense of humor, she helped to completely elevate our understanding of mezcal. Our party of two was joined by three other guests who had signed up for that night's tasting, and we shared a lot of laughs in a cozy, wood-panelled space. The product is high-quality as well, and each party ended up purchasing at least one bottle of mezcal.
Ana led a cocktail class for my team's social event. She was fantastic! I highly recommend the experience. You don't just make cocktails, but rather learn about the art of cocktail-making. She explains the purpose of each ingredient and how it builds layers in the final product. She was also great with substitutions when my team was missing ingredients. The 90 minutes went by very fast!
This is a wonderful and fun experience. You will learn a lot about bar tending tricks along with information about tequila. The host made it really fun and interactive. I had a great time!
This was amazing - we had a private class with Anna and she made this fun, interactive and most importantly, I came away with a formula to make my own cocktail creations using some very basic rules. The cocktails we made together we're great as well. All of us were highly impressed!
This is an intimate and lively experience that transports you to their bar in Mexico City. The bartenders draw in the entire group while sharing their knowledge of mezcal and tequila in a very accessible learning environment with amazing drinks. I highly recommend this experience if you are looking to drink, learn, and get to know great people. P.S. - If it is your birthday, prepare to take shots or keep it to yourself.
I came in knowing next to nothing about mezcal and learned so much from our wonderful host. We discussed everything from the history of mezcal, how it's made, the different agaves used, even the market conditions for farmers! Great activity for solo travelers (like me!) or a small group. The space is lovely and super intimate. The mezcal is excellent quality, we tasted 6 different varieties, each with its own character. I recommend eating beforehand as the pours are very generous- it was more than I could responsibly finish 🙂 Highly recommended!
FABULOUS experience, and a really fun way to "get away" for the evening with some friends while not leaving our kitchen! It really felt like we escaped and had unexpected fun. Loved it!
Ana was a wonderful host. We felt her passion and excitement through the screen and really enjoyed our time learning about mezcal and tequila cocktails. Ana took the time to check in to make sure we were following along and personalized the recipes for our preferences. Thank you for a lovely class Ana!
I thought this would be a fun cocktail experience - but it was so much more! I was blown away by their passion for the details and nuances of mezcal/tequila/Mexican history/agave lore, which was so special, and I loved getting fancy bartending tips, the little things that I can do at home to really impress friends. The drinks were delicious, and I loved the experience.
amazing first time i tried mezcal, and found my new favorite drink...tequila aguaschiles!!!! dont miss this experience.