When: July 24th
Where: United States
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.
John Anderson's "Straight Tequila Night" was recorded December 2, 1991.
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.