Our founder was dating a Brazilian woman from Belo Horizante years ago. Anytime he was out with her friends, she would say his name with a ‘paquera’ at the end. She one day asked, “do you know what ‘my paquera’ means?” He had some idea, but definitely  was curious.  the word translates to a phrase you’ve maybe heard, “friends with benefits”.

Although their friendship has changed. she has inspired us to live a life free of labels, be your best self and love every moment.


Our label represents a presence of mezcal on the breath, inducing a type of flirtation that commands notice. Paquera is produced by a group of Mezcaleros that put their life’s work into growing, harvesting, and bottling premium artisanal mezcal.