El Jolgorio Pechuga Navideña Mezcal is a different expression than the standard El Jolgorio Pechuga. Only one batch of this Christmas mezcal is produced each year and it released in black bottles. Unlike the regular release of El Jolgorio Pechuga, this special Christmas recipe contains mandarinas, small citrus fruits that are less sweet and more acidic than common mandarins available in the U.S. It also contains tejocote, a small high-acid fruit of the hawthorn tree that resembles a crab apple. Both fruits are local to Oaxaca and available for a very short time each year. It’s common to find holiday punches and dishes that incorporate the unique ingredients.