Tequila was created hundred of years ago when the Aztecs took the sap from maguey plants, fermented it, and turned it into a drink named pulque. This moniker translates into a phrase that happens to mean, “The Nectar of the Gods;” a definition that many tequila lovers would agree with. In the 16th century, pulque eventually evolved into the drink that we know as tequila.
Interested in learning more about the drink that this festive holiday is named after? Check out the following facts about tequila and provide your customers with a little knowledge on this eventful day:
- Traditionally, a tall and narrow shot glass called a caballito (this mean little pony or horse), is used to drink tequila. It is also called a tequilito.
- Tequila is made from an 8 year old blue agave plant. These plants can weigh over a 100 pounds.
- Drinking tequila wouldn’t give you a hangover (this only happens when you mix it with sugar mixers). Consuming pure 100% blue agave tequila, in moderation, will guarantee that you will be clear-headed the next day.
To make National Tequila Day (July 24) even more enjoyable, check out this delicious drink recipe called Don Julio Paloma, which is made with the world’s finest tequila. The recipe is as follows:
1 oz. Soda water
1 ½ oz Don Julio Reposado Tequila
½ oz. Fresh lime juice
½ oz. Grapefruit syrup
Optional: Grapefruit peel for garnish
Combine the lime juice, grapefruit syrup, and Don Julio in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain the mixture over ice into a highball glass. Add the soda water and garnish with the grapefruit peel.