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National Tequila Day
Foods & Beverages
Tequila!!

When: July 24th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

For many people everyday is Tequila day, but today offers an extra reason to celebrate the popular beverage.  Be careful as this is not a drink to be taken lightly and you should drink responsibly and know your limits.  With that said, if you drink alcohol and  are going out to a bar tonight, when the bartender asks what'll you have...make it a shot of tequila.
 

Numbers

John Anderson's "Straight Tequila Night" was recorded December 2, 1991.

Description

Tequila is a distilled drink made from the blue agave plant, specifically in Tequila, Mexico and mostly in the Guadalajara, and in the Jaliscan Highlands and central areas of western Mexican Jalisco.  Also in Tequila, the red volcanic soils are perfect for growing the blue agave, over 300 million of the plants are harvested there each year.  Agave grows differently depending on the region. For example the blue agaves that grow in the highlands of the Los Altos region are larger and sweeter in aroma and taste. Agaves harvested in the lowlands have a more herbaceous fragrance and flavor. In recent years tequila has become a popular business venture among celebrities, and singers such as George Clooney and Sammy Hagar and both have had enormous success in the tequila brands they have become involved with. Because of its historical and cultural importance, the region near Tequila was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. The beverage has also been the subject of several pop and countries songs in the U.S. 
 

Interesting Facts

  1. Tequila is made from the blue agave plant
  2. There are three main types of tequila—blanco, reposado, and añejo.
  3. Gold tequila is normall used as a shot, and white tequila is best when used in mixed drinks.
  4. The "The Diamond Sterling," bottle of tequila is said to be worth around  $3.5 million.
  5. Don't eat the worm. Larvae began appearing in mezcal bottles in the 1950s, when a mezcal maker discovered a moth larvae in a batch of his liquor and the guy that that it improved the taste of his tequila.

Information

Observed:
  • July 24th
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