The Sylvester | Miami
Rumor has it the Bar Ilegal at the Sylvester had the best vibes yet. See for yourself in our gallery ~
Ilegal Mezcal has a beautifully balanced profile, with a mouthful of agave and a hint of smoke. Our Joven, Reposado, and Añejo are are all made with sustainable Espadín agave, and our aged mezcals are rested in a combination of new and used American oak, medium char barrels. A unique and complex taste for those who enjoy sipping spirits.
While our mezcal is perfect neat, it is exceptional in cocktails – originals and reimagined classics alike. Check out our signature mezcal cocktail recipes, and try Ilegal as the base spirit in a Mezcal Margarita, a Mezcal Mule, or your favorite cocktail.
— John Rexer, Founder
Marquez emphasizes that Ilegal isn’t attempting to showcase a singular or superior style of production, but is rather pursuing its own preference. “There’s an over-specification of what mezcal should or shouldn’t be,” he says. “It’s an artisanal spirit, so who is one artisan to say to another that your art form isn’t correct? It doesn’t mean it’s the best way or the only way, it’s the way we do it.”