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It's Tequila Time

by Chelsea Cheng |

Tequila is one of the most popular and most potent spirits in the US. With an alcohol content of 40%, it’s a party classic. But what do you really know about tequila? We’ve made a list of a few fun facts about tequila that will make you wow your friends!

 

Fun Fact #1 - Tequila must only be made from a single type of agave plant (not a cactus!): the blue Weber Agave.

Fun Fact #2 - Tequila is made by steaming the heart of the agave plant and is distilled in copper pots twice, which gives tequila its smooth and clean flavor.

Fun Fact #3 - Check your labels! Tequila has three main categories based on age and distillation: Blanco/Silver/White (aged 0-2 months), Reposado (aged 2-12 months), or Anejo (aged 1-3 years)

Fun Fact #4 -  Tequila drinkers in Mexico sip their drink to savor the distinct taste and flavor of the spirit, instead of downing a shot with lime and salt.

Fun Fact #5 - In the early 1900’s, Tequila was used to cure the Spanish flu epidemic. Nowadays, tequila still has properties of soothing a sore throat and ease congestion.

Fun Fact #6 - Tequila is actually named after a city in the Jalisco region of Mexico, wherein most tequilas are made.


Now that you know more about tequila, we put together a list of places for tequila tasting! Grab your friends and indulge yourselves in a tequila trip around Downtown LA. 

  1. Mezcalero
Address: 510 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
  • Las Perlas 
Address: 107 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
  • Mercado LA 
Address: 7910 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
  • El Carmen 
Address: 8138 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

    Want to have your own tequila tasting at home? Make a Salsarita our saucy take on the classic margarita!

     

    Fun Fact Sources:

    • Acapulcos. (2017, March 22). Mezcal vs. Tequila: What's the Difference? Retrieved from https://acapulcos.net/mezcal-versus-tequila-whats-the-difference/
    • Bahama Breeze. (2019). Tequila 101. Retrieved from https://www.bahamabreeze.com/spirits/tequila-facts
    • Hubbard, L. (2019, June 07). 12 Things Every Tequila Aficionado Needs to Know. Retrieved from https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/news/a3461/its-national-tequila-day-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-everyones-favorite/
    • Wegner, D. (2019, March 13). 5 Fun Facts About Tequila: Brought To You By Tequila Experts. Retrieved from https://agavecocina.com/5-fun-facts-tequila-honor-national-tequila-day/

     

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