July 24 is the official Tequilla day. If not, then grab a slice of lime and some salt and let’s celebrate the Tequilla day the Tequilla way. The old saying goes ” one Tequila,two Tequilla, three Tequilla,floor”,but before you hit the floor,you should know where your favorite spirit comes from!
Origin of Tequilla
As North America’s first distilled drink and first commercially produced alcohol, Tequillas history is long and rich. It’s roots reach back into pre Hispanic times,this drink is by fermentation of the Agave plant.
Drink and Hollywood
Many Hollywood celebrities have ventured into the liquor industry creating their own brands –
Justin Timberlake- 901 Silver Tequilla
Carlos Santana- Casa Noble Tequilla
George Clooney- Casamigos Tequilla
Here are some popular festivals to consider
1- Day of the dead Tequilla festival is celebrated all through Mexico but particularly in the south and
2- South Florida Tequilla festival is held every year in South Florida to celebrate the famous Mexican spirit
3- Northwest Tequilla festival is another celebrated event in the USA.The tequila festival here is made even more interesting by adding yoga to it.
4- Tequilla and taco music festival is held in San Diego and Santa Cruz, in the United States of America.So come along and set yourself free.
4-Different categories of Tequilla
Tequilla is one of the most popular spirits in the world,but the spirits can still be incredibly confusing.The Mexican laws states that Tequilla can only be made in the state of Jalisco, Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit and Tamaulipas.
How Many Types of a Tequilla
This is Tequilla in it’s purest form.Its the freshly distilled spirit without any oak aging at all.Its just the flavor of Agave.
This category of Tequilla is rare to find but it does exist.Its a Blanco that has been blended with color, caramel or sugar syrups.
These are Tequillas that see two months to one year in oak Barrells.It is perfect for Margaritas and other mixed drinks.
A Tequilla aged for one to three years in the barrells. This is a sipping Tequilla, one that exhibits not only flavors of Agave but rich vanilla and floral aromas as well.
Any Tequilla aged longer than three years. These are the bottles that are highly collectible and a must for true Tequillaafficionados.
Important facts about the Drink
1- Tequilla has an appellation of origin. Like Champagne, Cognac and some fine Wines, Tequilla can only be produced in five regions in Mexico.
2- It must be made from the blue Agave plant.
3- A common practice in the U.S is to take a shot with lime and salt while those in Mexico opt to savour their Tequillas.
4- This spirit has been a source for many of the world’s top chefs to invent extraordinary food pairings.
5- Before you taste Tequilla use your nose.More then 600 aromas have been identified in Tequilla.
Tequila and Famous Tequila shots
Any talk about tequila cannot be completed without the mention of the super famous,the super cool Tequilla shots. A big hit at the parties, these shots are a must for all the Tequila lovers. So,sprinkle a little salt on your hand, grab a piece of lime between your fingers, bottoms up with the tequila shots and bite the lime. Good times have arrived.
There is only one way to celebrate the Tequilla day and that is by creating your own Little Mexico, with Mexican cuisine like the Tacos, Burritos, Enchiladas and Sopas. However this isn’t the only way to celebrate the Tequilla day,feel free to let your imagination run wild with this Holiday.
Cheers to the Tequilla day-24th July
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