Upper Richmond Road, SW15

2015 is the year the agave plant takes back the throne. Case in point: El Patrón, a brand new bar in Putney with a great tequila and mezcal menu, featuring cocktails made with jalapeño-infused Arette Blanco, Tapatio 110 and more. elpatronlondon.com

Alto Maiden Lane, WC2E

If it's distilled in Mexico, you'll find it at El Nivel's thoroughly well-stocked bar, which is bursting with tequila, mezcal, and even the lesser-known bacanora, sotol and raicilla. Drink them neat or in fun, inventive cocktails. elnivel.co.uk

Charlotte Street, W1T

We know you've eaten at Wahaca before. But have you drunk at its Charlotte Street mezcaleria? We suspect you haven't. Well, if you like the idea of one of the finest mezcal collections in London at thoroughly affordable prices, get down there. wahaca.co.uk