Mezcalista, The Mezcal Lounge at Moxy SoBe debuts Mezcal Tasting Experience with Expert ‘Mezcaliers’

Paired With an Original Chipotle Chapulin (grasshopper) ‘Chex Mix’ and Mezcal Flight

Mezcalista, Moxy’s new intimate lounge featuring an impressive collection of over 200 mezcals, is now inviting guests to learn more about Mezcal. Inside the catacomb-like space dedicated to the ancient traditions of mezcal, the revered spirit first distilled by the Pre-Hispanics centuries ago, guests can select from a menu of mezcal tastings led by an expert mezcaliers (including Ashly Levi behind the popular @missagave Instagram account).


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With each tasting, the mezcalier is on-hand to engage with guests and explain each mezcal’s different floral and smoky notes and how the accompaniments provided bring out those different flavors.

In addition to its new mezcal tasting menu, Mezcalista has rolled out the perfect pairing – an original Chapulin (grasshopper) ‘Chex Mix’ – inspired by the authentic Mexican dish. The Chipotle Chapulin is made with Chex cereal, Chapulines, chicharron, Cheddar combos, cashews, peanuts, golden raisins, dusted with oaxacan chocolate, and chipotle morita powder, and mixed with a homemade chipotle marinade.

Mezcal Tasting Menu

“Espadin Express”

Intro $40 PP (Lesser cost and more well-known agaves)

1oz each of Dos Hombres, Ilegal Joven, and Dona Vega—Served with Orange Slices, Sal di Gusano, and Sliced Heirloom Cherry Tomato

“Agave Aficionado”

Advance $50 PP (Mid-tier and alternate mezcals)

1oz each Amaras Cupreata, Quiereme Mucho Tepexate, and Sacrvum Madrecuishe—Served with Orange Slices, Sal di Gusano, and Sliced Heirloom Cherry Tomato

“Wild and Rare”

Rare and Memorable $80 PP (Rare and limited mezcals)

1oz each Marca Negra Tobala, Del Maguey Pechuga, and Palenqueros “Balthazar Cruz” Espadin-Sierra Negra—Served with Orange Slices, Sal di Gusano,
and Sliced Heirloom Cherry Tomato

Chapuline Mix with Mezcal Flight

Pair the homemade Chipotle Chapuline Mix with a Mezcal flight featuring three variations of Mezcal including – Clase Azul Guerrero Papalote Cupreata, Mezcales de Leyenda Bisfera Enzamble, and Clase Azul Durango Cenizo. The flight menu comes with a detailed description and individual tasting notes.

Mezcalista Lounge
Mezcalista – Photos Credit: Michael Kleinberg

Mezcalista is open from Thursday – Sunday from 8:00 pm – Late. To book, don’t hesitate to get in touch with for availability.

Each experience takes about 25–30 minutes. This experience is also perfect for groups, bachelor/bachelorette parties, or other private events.

Mezcalista is located inside Moxy South Beach at 915 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, Florida 33139. For more information, please visit

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