Jamie Bissonnette: Award-winning chef. Famous restaurateur. Worm eater?

Mezcal tequila usually comes with a worm in the bottle… pretty gross, but still cool. Some even say it brings good fortune to the lucky person who finds it in his/her glass. But what happens when you have a room full of bug-hungry friends and only one mezcal worm to go around? Answer: Turn it into salt and share the wealth. Thanks, Jamie, for showing us how. This shot’s for you.

This is episode 1 of our newest video series in collaboration with Food & Wine called, “The College Try.” We challenge our favorite, most adventurous chefs to create awesome food with typical college cooking equipment and ingredients. The results are pretty epic, so you should definitely start making the most of that dorm room life. Game on.

Mezcal Worm Salt

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:Enough for all your friends
  • Easy


  • 1 mezcal worm
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Shot tequila
  • Step 1

    Take the worm out of the bottle without spilling it everywhere.

  • Step 2

    Microwave for 10 seconds to dry that sucker out.

  • Step 3

    Add salt to the worm and smash it with a spoon.

  • Step 4

    Lick the salt, take a shot, and get down with your bad self.