It is normal for many families who make mezcal to make infusions, usually for personal consumption, but occasionally for sale. In this case it is for the family and friends, with the fruit infusions adding flavor and sweetness. However, the scorpion infusion is medicinal. They are put in live, and the emit the venom from the tail, presumably before dying. Drank it is used as a cure for cough, and as a salve for muscular aches. Pictured here: A family-run artisanal mezcaleria in San Baltazar Chichicapam in Oaxaca, Mexico.