National Tequila Day! July 24

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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.

History
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.”

Enjoy
Now that you know a bit about tequila, go out and enjoy! Enjoy National Tequila day with friends and family. Remember to post on social media using #NationalTequilaDay.


Remember to always drink responsibly and never drink and drive!  

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