A traditional way to drink mezcal is with orange slices and sal de gusano, or “worm salt”.
Oaxacan mixture made with Maguey worms, sea salt and chile peppers. Traditionally used when drinking mezcal, the mixture is dusted onto an orange or pineapple slice and used before and after a shot.
Dip a slice of orange into the sal de gusano in between sips of mezcal to cleanse the palate. It is delicious, refreshing, and spicy all at the same time. The salt is made from salt, chili spices and crushed agave larvae.