Latin flavors are pouring into beverages, according to experts at the “Latin Flavors, American Kitchens” conference at the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio. Jeret Peña, the “tavern keeper” at The Esquire Tavern in San Antonio, Texas, said he considers mezcal, tequila, peppers, chiles and Latin American herbs the top five Latin flavors popular in contemporary cocktails. Rick Bayless, chef and owner of Frontera Grill, Topolobampo and XOCO in Chicago, ...

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