Tequila lovers will want to make a beeline to Midtown East for an evening at La Bilblioteca ("The Library"), where more than 400 bottles of tequila and other agave-based spirits await. In addition to small-batch produced tequila, which you can order straight or in a cocktail, ask the bartender to pour you a serving of sotol or raicilla. These lesser-known agave spirits are gaining popularity north of the border but remain hard to find, especially outside of big cities. In town on a Tuesday? For $15 you can attend a "Meet the Maker" event, where a distiller will educate you about the finer points of Mexico's most iconic spirits. A flight of tequila is included, of course.
By Julie Schwietert Collazo, AFAR Local Expert
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