Grab a lime and salt, it’s National Tequila Day! This is a quick post giving you a recap of some Tequila history and a throwback to when I toured a distillery.
Named after the small town of Tequila, west of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico, the spirit has deep history.
Tequila is made from the blue agave plant. Mexican law states tequila is only tequila if it is produced within Jalisco and limited regions in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. If the same ingredients are distilled anywhere else, it’s not tequila.
While many have enjoyed tequila cocktails such as the margarita, tequila sunrise, and mojito, a good tequila can be savored. Here’s a quick excerpt and throwback to when I went to Mexico on a tequila tour. They showed us how to drink and savor a good tequila.
“When drinking tequila, the glass makes a huge difference. Many bars will serve tequila in shot glasses and are entirely wrong. Use a small brandy snifter, or a wine glass. These types of glasses concentrate the aromas of the tequila helping you get the full experience and flavor.”