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mescal

1. a spineless globe-shaped cactus, Lophophora williamsii, of Mexico and the southwestern US Its button-like tubercles (mescal buttons) contain mescaline and are chewed by certain Indian tribes for their hallucinogenic effects
2. a colourless alcoholic spirit distilled from the fermented juice of certain agave plants
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Thirty-somethings flock to this monument to mescal for the relaxed post-work vibe and the chapulines, a snack of salted grasshoppers.
You see more and more mescal in bars; the industry likes it," concurs Jose Hermosillo, founder of Casa Noble Tequila.
Blaschek, Optimization of fermentation conditions for the production of the mescal from Agave salmiana using response surface methodology.
rail: In the second chapter, you mention Heinrich Kluver's classic, Mescal and the Mechanisms of Hallucinations, which made me think of one of the prominent, if not the earliest, consumers of mescaline, Henri Michaux, who shares with Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and William Burroughs the fascination with the use of drugs to heighten consciousness.
Dutchman's breeches, Elephant's ear, Hydrangea, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Jasmine, Jimsonweed, Larkspur (Delphinium), Laurel, Lily of the valley, Mescal bean, Mushrooms, Nightshades, Philodrendron, Poinsettia, Prunus species, Tobacco, Yellow jasmine, Yews Taxus species.
Where Mexicans have mescal and Italians have grappa, Bulgarians have this grape or plum brandy, homemade versions of which will put you under the table faster than you can say "Nazdrave
Nevertheless, within a week a handful of young men from the village had been contracted by Douglass and dispatched, with purses full of American bills, to Juarez and Delicias, and within a month--during which Whyle had contracted also the marriage of a local girl, Belindita, barely seventeen years old, known well in the village for her beauty, who could ride a horse like a boy and drink mescal like a man--teams began arriving with specialized supplies for the construction and furnishing of a hacienda.
on he's back and they make hito so proud, They give him mescal and the barbeque meat, They tell him, 'Amigo, we can't be defeat' (BTW26).
Luckily, it comes with mescal, a Mexican liquor, to wash it all down.
Like his protagonist, Lowry also had a drink problem and there is plenty of himself in the shabby diplomat, drowning himself in mescal.
There was one brilliant moment, when Oliver headed to a "swap meet" Mexican market where a stallholder gets him to try mescal root--but fails to tell him it's hallucinogenic.