Mescal is frequently flavored with herbs—everybody seems to have a recipe—and sometimes with other things: assorted fruit, spices, almonds, even a whole raw chicken (!)—definitely an acquired taste. And what about the famous, daunting worm found in some bottles of mescal? Sometimes it's added simply to enhance the flavor of mescals lacking character of their own. But for the complete experience, follow a shot of mescal with a lick of baked worms, ground up with chiles and salt.