Manchester bar declared finest mezcaleria outside Mexico

Crazy Pedro's Pizza Parlour in the Sun

Crazy Pedro’s Part Time Pizza Parlour in Manchester has been declared the finest mezcaleria outside of Mexico through a new wall plaque awarded by a top producer.

Del Maguey, which makes high-quality single-village mezcals, has teamed up with supplier Amathus Drinks to reward the venue’s efforts to increase the popularity of the agave spirit in the UK.

Crazy Pedro’s was opened in Bridge Street last year by bartender Lyndon Higginson (pictured) with Jobe Ferguson and Ross Mackenzie, the team behind The Liars Club upstairs and Black Dog Ballroom bars.

It serves thin-based Italian-American-style slices of pizza from lunch time through to 4am, accompanied by a broad selection of mezcals including Del Maguey.

Lyndon said: “I’m a huge fan of mezcal and thought it was about time someone brought the joy contained in the drink to Manchester. As the first mezcaleria in Manchester, we’ve been selling it for nearly a year now and are proud to be supporting the ancient traditions that go into making this little-known Mexican agave secret.”

Jody Monteith, business development executive for the north at Amathus Drinks, added: “Both Amathus Drinks and Del Maguey mezcal are delighted to have commissioned this bespoke one-of-a-kind plaque as acknowledgement of our agave-fuelled partnership.

“Crazy Pedro’s has proven itself to be one of the finest mezcalerias this side of Oaxaca and the team’s dedication and attention to detail has led to them having the most comprehensive collection of Del Maguey single-village mezcal in the UK.

“The hugely talented Croft Castings produced our take on the signature blue wall plaque – accreditation that Crazy Pedro’s truly is the first official Del Maguey single-village mezcaleria in the country.”

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