Tequila Cocktail Facts For Home Bartender

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Tequila cocktail is a cherished spirit with a long history and lively culture that is a worldwide mainstay of festivities and cocktails. Even experienced home bartender finds its origin and distinctive manufacturing techniques interesting. Learning interesting tequila trivia will surely elevate your love for this well-known libation.

Tequila Facts to Prepare the Best Cocktails

Classic Tequila CocktailDistilled from the Blue Agave Plant

Born from the heart of the Mexican soil, the blue agave plant takes centre stage. This spiky plant, native to Mexico, works magic to craft the mesmerising elixir, tequila cocktail. So, from the sun-kissed agave to your cocktail glasses, it's a journey filled with zest and a hint of Mexican fiesta!

Protected Geographic Origin

To obtain the juice necessary for fermentation and distillation and the flavour profile that gives tequila its distinctive taste, the pia, the plant's heart, is collected, roasted, and mashed. The plant's authenticity and purity are guaranteed by its protected geographic origin. There are many types of tequila, out of which tequila cocktail can be made, each with its own ageing procedure and flavour character.

Types of Tequila

Allure of Tequila

Since the purity of the agave is the most important factor, authentic tequila does not have a worm in the bottle. Its origins are disputed, but the sweet and tangy flavours of the margarita cocktail, synonymous with tequila, perfectly complement its distinctive flavour.

The main two types of tequila are 100% agave tequila and mixto tequila. 100% agave tequila is made entirely from the agave plant, while mixto tequila contains at least 51% agave sugars with other sugars added.

Margarita Magic

Margarita Cocktail
Margarita cocktail is one of the popular cocktails typically made with tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur, often served in a salt-rimmed glass. One of the interesting facts about tequila is that rather than drinking tequila shots, true connoisseurs enjoy the spirit by sipping it gently. 

It's also not customary in Mexico to lick salt and bite limes after a shot of tequila, as it's thought that the salt and limes were added to cover up the harsh flavour of lower-quality tequilas.

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise Cocktail
In the 1970s, tequila cocktail, orange juice, and grenadine were combined to create the Tequila Sunrise beverage. Its usage in various drinks, from the traditional Tequila Sunrise to contemporary concoctions like the Spicy Paloma, happened through the evolution of popular cocktails.

Tequila Vs. Mezcal 

Tequila can only be produced from blue agave (agave tequilana), primarily grown in the state of Jalisco and some surrounding regions. as opposed to mezcal, which can be produced using a variety of agave. However, mezcal can be produced from various agave plants, not just blue agave. This diversity in agave species contributes to the varied flavours of different types of mezcal.

Accepting these fascinating tequila facts enhances your craft and lets you enjoy the distinctive flavours of tequila and the tales in each drop.

Summing Up 
Understanding tequila's origins and features will help home bartender improve their skills. This information improves their capacity to muddle traditional margaritas, try out new drinks, and savour the complex flavours of various tequila varieties. Celebrate the charm of tequila and the stories contained in each drop as you reflect on the incredible journey tequila has travelled from Mexico's agave fields to worldwide cocktail glasses.

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