Tequila

Tequila is a very alcoholic drink originating from Mexico. Pulque (unfermented tequila) was one 0f the most common drinks in the pre-Columbian era and in Mexico. Modern day tequila is derived from this pre-Hispanic drink which came from the agave (Species of plant that grows in Mexico) heart. To make this drink, the jimador (agave leaves) must be cut off to obtain the plants heart. Once cooked the heart releases the juices that forms the basis of tequila.

There are three main groups that different tequilas fall into, Blanco, resposado and añejo. Blanco (white) tequila is as clear as water and is often preferred because of it’s purity. Resposado (rested) tequila is the result of storing tequila blanco in barrels for at least two months. It is more of a cloudy colored tequila and is the most widely consumed tequila. Tequila Añejo (aged) is matured for at least a year in oak barrels. it is the darkest colored tequila and is most recommendable for first time drinkers because of it’s mildness. To drink all of these tequilas you need a caballito. This is a small cylindrical glass used for serving and drinking tequila.

Popular Tequila Reposado (rested)

Popular Tequila Reposado (rested)

Tequila Blanco

Tequila Blanco

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