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An unexpected rise in the popularity of a relatively undiscovered traditional indigenous drink is bringing some people home to a remote village in southern Mexico.
SAN LUIS DEL RIO, Mex. — It’s after midnight at Bar Añejo in Manhattan. Añejo means ‘aged’. On this night–in this place–it means “the nectar of a Mexican plant that’s been lovingly grown, and you’re about to sip it.”
“We’re having a midnight mezcal de Oaxaca….”