Mezcal is the perfect elixir for nearly every situation. But don't be sloppy about it. The spirit is often paired with a complicated array of cocktails ranging from sophisticated and strong to fruity overkill best reserved for the light drinker at a shoddy all-inclusive "resort," so bar menus can be dangerous and unpredictable. Educate yourself instead with Viva Mezcal, a stylish bible that documents everything you need to know about the ancient agave spirit. It's filled with 50 cocktail recipes to experiment with and learn from as well as tasting notes for nearly every bottle available in the United States, allowing you to make an informed decision the next time you pick up a bottle or order a glass at the bar.