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Pride Collaboration

“This shirt was designed to fuel an important conversation about inclusivity and support the fight for the rights of all people. The llegal Mezcal bottle takes the shape of a genderless body, intended to break down the oppressive and archaic norms upheld by a patriarchal, binary system.

Regardless of how you identify, these norms have forced all people to abide by the rules of gender, preventing anyone from expanding beyond normative heterosexuality. The piece’s colors draw inspiration from the Inclusive Pride flag, intentionally acknowledging the history and current struggles of BIPOC LGBTQ people.” – Artfucker

Profits from the sale of these shirts will go to benefit BIPOC LGBTQ+ organizations, the Marsha P Johnson Institute and Wayout.

Due to COVID-19, BIPOC LGBTQIA+ gathering places have been closed, which has displaced some of the most vulnerable parts of the community. We have put together a map. The rainbow icons represent resources and digital gathering places. We will continue to add more info to the map if you feel we have missed something, please text PRIDE to (917) 540-6121 with more info. Someone will respond within 24 hours.

Love Your Neighbor – From The Ilegal Mezcal Team

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Dinner, Mezcal + Movie with Javier Plascencia

Chef Javier Plascencia’s Tostada divorciada (movie pairing: Y tu mamá también)

Shopping list (makes 2 tostadas): – 1 red onion – 1 cilantro bunch – 2 pieces Persian cucumbers – 1 whole jalapeño – 4 pieces lime – 1 ripe avocado – 2 pieces tomatillo – 2 garlic cloves – 3 pieces green onion – 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce – 1 orange – 1 small piece ginger – water – Ilegal Mezcal – corn tostadas – salsa Huichol (preferred) – 8 oz shrimp – 6 oz firm fish

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In 2020, it’s surprisingly easy to drink sustainably. Bartenders across the country are redirecting their bar programs to embrace conscious cocktailing, and booze brands are following the trend. There are vodkas made from cheesemaker’s leftovers, and distilleries fueled by pedaling bikes. There are rums helping to rebuild the rainforest, and mezcals funding human rights campaigns.

Most big brands tend to sidestep politics, but Ilegal mezcal is vocal about its support for human rights causes. The brand was famously behind a guerrilla street art campaign advocating for immigration reform (“The Only Thing That Should Ilegal is Mezcal”). 

Over the years, Ilegal has also raised money for education, undocumented youth, wildlife animal protection, and LGTBTQ+ advocacy. Keep an eye out for the raucous brand-hosted concerts, most that sponsor emerging Latin American musicians or raising money for Planned Parenthood. Did we mention they also make some seriously smooth Mezcal? $49.99