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National Tequila Day

donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

A little history:

It all started around the 16th century. Cortez arrived on the North American continent with his Spanish conquistadors. They didn’t care much for the fermented mezcal wine served to them. However, the Spanish introduced copper stills to the population. Enter the distilling process. 

Now, our story takes us to Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. Located in a valley west of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico, the town made a name for themselves by distilling Blue Agave. Even though a variety of succulents in Mexico produce mezcal, only one produces the nectar to distill tequila. Blue Agave grows in the highland region. Indeed, the unique growing conditions contribute to a larger size and sweeter tasting agave. In contrast, agave grown in the lowland regions taste and smell more herbal.

In Mexico, the law protects the production of tequila. The rule states tequila is only tequila if it is made within Jalisco. Additionally, the law limits production to regions in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. However, the same ingredients distilled anywhere else cannot be labeled tequila. 

Interestingly, many names in the tequila business today were the very first commercial producers of tequila. For example, Jose’Antonio Cuervo held the first license for making the favored beverage. He kept a well-known company, too. Two other names include Don Cenobio Sauza and Félix López, whose businesses continue in some form today."

How do you like your tequila? In a shot? In a mixed drink?

NATIONAL AMELIA EARHART DAY

Today celebrates the many achievements of this famous aviatrix. Hoist a shot of Cuervo in her honor.

"...here's to you Amelia Earhart, first lady of the skies".

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  • VALDOSTADAWGVALDOSTADAWG Posts: 1,468 mod
  • MuffingodMuffingod Posts: 1,610 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited July 2019

    @SoFL_Dawg you celebrated too early

  • Palm_City_DawgPalm_City_Dawg Posts: 1,731 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Boy am I taking advantage of this today! Margaritas and carnitas for dinner tonight!

  • swilkerson73swilkerson73 Posts: 1,122 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    How do I like my tequila? In a shot glass that I hand to a girl sitting around me.

    I then make a nice jack and coke.

  • ghostofuga1ghostofuga1 Posts: 8,427 mod

    Tequila can be a nice drink or shot, when you drink it in moderation. Most people who have bad experiences don't drink it wisely. In other words, they drink it way too fast. It probably takes 30 to 45 minutes for the alcohol gets into your system where you feel the affect. Most people don't wait 45 minutes between shots or drinks made with Tequila. Most likely, they order and down one not long after they just finished one. This is where the problem is.

    If you really want to enjoy a good Tequila, take it one shot/drink at the time and space the next one out for at least 30- 45 minutes. Makes the whole experience a lot more satisfying.

  • KeithsaxonKeithsaxon Posts: 621 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • gdawg4lifegdawg4life Posts: 799 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I was never a huge fan of tequila. However, my adult children got me a bottle of Don Julio 1942 for my birthday. Smoothest tequila I’ve ever tasted.

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