When you think of Tequila, what do you think of? Do you think of the party lifestyle out with mates on a Friday night (pre lockdown of course) having a few shots of tequila and having the best time, or do you think about delicacy? Where you would sip it slowly like a fine wine?

 

In South Africa the “Tequila Culture” as they call it is vastly different than in Mexico “the home of Tequila”

I went to Mexico a few years back whilst traveling, it had been on my bucket list to shoot a tequila behind a bar with a Mexican in Mexico! Because Mexican’s are known for their love of Tequila.

As I was asking the barman if he would have a tequila with me, I was shocked and amazed to find out that it is sipped and enjoyed slowly like we would a fine whiskey.

Tequila is a drink to be savored, sipped and celebrated and not in a shot glass with a slice of lemon. A lot of time goes into the making of tequila, so it deserves to be enjoyed and not in a shooter glass. The experience of sipping a Tequila is one to be appreciated. In Mexico people appreciate how this delicacy is made and how it tastes.

There has been talk of a potential tequila shortage around the world.

So, before you down another shot of this endangered Mexican spirit, best you savor it and drink it in the true South American way.

Before this age-old tradition becomes a fond memory, people remember forever.

 

True tequila is distilled in an agave plant. On average, it takes between 8 to 12 years for this spirit to mature.

A Blue Agave or Tequila Agave is an agave plant that is an important economic product as it is the base ingredient used when making Tequila.

If you have tequila as a shot, it’s gone in an instant. Mexicans want to preserve this past time for future generations, so that people can enjoy in it years to come.

There is a day called national Margarita Day.

This is a day where they celebrate tequila by making the most famous tequila cocktails, Margarita’s

 

If you don’t like the harsh side of a raw tequila, either try it in a cocktail or alternatively savor one of the more refined tequila’s.

You may still not be used to it the first time you sip a tequila, but your taste for it will develop in time.

The only people who feel comfortable drinking straight tequila are those who have just come back from Mexico and have the pallet for it.

People often stay away from drinking tequila after having a bad experience in their younger years at university and can’t deal with the thought of having tequila again. A True 100% Blue Agave Tequila has a much smoother taste and therefore makes it easier to sip and enjoy.

We hope you have learned something new from this blog and try tequila in a different way, sipping it and enjoying it like it should be!

 

Tequila! Tequila! Olay!!