‘Breaking Bad’ Stars Bartend In New Orleans To Promote New Mezcal Brand

Fans of the “Breaking Bad” television series lined up for nearly a block at the entrance to the Napoleon House in the French Quarter on Friday (July 19) for a chance to do a little day drinking with the crime series’ most adorable bad guys.

Actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul were guest bartending in order to promote a new brand of liquor, Dos Hombres Mezcal, that they hope will be a hit with the cocktail industry crowd at Tales of the Cocktail, the Crescent City’s festival of imbibing that continues through Sunday (July 21).

Before the crowd was admitted, the actors stood side by side studiously blending cocktails and conversing with members of the press. Cranston, who is beloved for his role as Walter White, a bland high school chemistry teacher who becomes the amoral mastermind of a methamphetamine empire, was the model of soft-spoken conviviality as he sang the praises of the traditional Mexican spirit. His and Paul’s crystal-clear artisanal version of the age-old intoxicant, he said, is distilled in San Luis del Rio by a family that has been in the business for 200 years.

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