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Beyond Tequila: Rituals and Stories of a Mezcalier

Virgin Voyages’ Beyond Tequila at Pink Agave: debunking myths, tasting history, and mescal insights for $50.

Beyond Tequila: Rituals and Stories of a Mezcalier on Virgin Voyages cruise ships
Beyond Tequila: Rituals and Stories of a Mezcalier on Virgin Voyages cruise ships © Photo by Travel with Kyle

The Beyond Tequila: Rituals and Stories of a Mezcalier experience, hosted at Virgin Voyages’ Pink Agave. This event dispels common myths surrounding tequila and provides an in-depth exploration of these renowned spirits. Contrary to misconceptions, tequila is not just a quick shot or exclusive to margaritas.

This interactive group experience offers a comprehensive journey into the history, fermentation process, aging, and types of agaves associated with Tequila and Mezcal. Sailors also learn the art of discerning various notes from these spirits.

The Experience

Led by the onboard Sommelier and the resident ‘Foodie’ from The Happenings Cast the Beyond Tequila experience unfolds at the Pink Agave bar, the cruise’s Mexican restaurant. To prepare for the tasting, participants are offered a choice between two juices at the outset to cleanse their palates.

Following the palate-cleansing, attendees are ushered into the seating area of Pink Agave, featuring a captivating display of tequilas and appetizers. The onboard ‘Foodie’ initiates the event with an introduction to the art of tequila, while the Sommelier guides participants in the proper techniques of smelling and tasting the drinks.

Christopher the Foodie from The Happenings Cast presenting Beyond Tequila
Christopher the Foodie from The Happenings Cast presenting Beyond Tequila© Photo by Travel with Kyle

The presentation showcases three tequilas – Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo, allowing participants to discern their preferences. The event then transitions to exploring mescal, with insights into the distinctions between the two spirits. Two mescal drinks are offered, complemented by popular Pink Agave appetizers such as guacamole and totopos.

Tequila Expert - Onboard Sommelier during Beyond Tequila
Tequila Expert – Onboard Sommelier during Beyond Tequila© Photo by Travel with Kyle

Pricing and How to Book

The pricing for this event stands at $50 per sailor. This includes three 1.5-ounce tequila drinks (Blanco, Reposado, Anejo) and two 1.5-ounce mescal drinks.

This event exclusively caters to a small group, accommodating no more than eight participants. The event is exclusively available on ships equipped with a qualified sommelier and during longer sailings. The activity can be conveniently booked through the Virgin Voyages app when connected to the onboard Wi-Fi.

Conclusion

The thoughtfully curated experience offers a deeper understanding of these spirits, aligning with the overall commitment to providing engaging and educational activities for Virgin Voyages’ diverse audience. The smaller group really allows for a deep interaction with the onboard Sommelier and the resident ‘Foodie’ from The Happenings Cast.

Special thanks to Travel with Kyle for providing the information and imagery for this event page.

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