Ancient Etymology from What Is Mezcal and Why Is It the Hottest Spirit in America? Slideshow

What Is Mezcal and Why Is It the Hottest Spirit in America? Slideshow

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Ancient Etymology

The name mezcal is a product of two Nahuatl terms (“melt” and “ixcalli”), together meaning “oven-cooked agave.” The term dates back to thousands of years ago.