International Tequila Day is July 24! Celebrate this Sunday Funday with family and friends with a variety of refreshing drinks.
Tequila is a spirit from Mexico, dating back thousands of years to the Aztecs when it was in the form of a milky, fermented drink known as pulque. This drink, which used the sap of the agave plant and is used to make tequila today, was worshipped by the Aztecs. So much so, in fact, that two gods were attributed to it: Mayahuel, a female divinity, (naturally), and Patecatl, the god of healing and fertility and the husband of Mayahuel. A cocktail couple to rival Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, no doubt.
Fast-forward to the Spanish conquest, when Spanish troops expedited the tequila we know today by improvising with mud and agave. From this, mezcal was created. In the mid-16th century, the trade between Mexico and Spain launched the first major tequila distillery in Tequila, a town in Jalisco, Mexico.
In 1974, Mexico claimed intellectual property of the term “tequila,” which is why it must be made and aged in specific areas of Mexico in the same way France safeguards its native Appellation d'origine contrôlée system.
And now, in 2016, bars and restaurants everywhere have fallen back in love with tequila, which is a must-serve cocktail at parties, events and, of course, on International Tequila Day!
Here are some creative tequila recipes to celebrate National Tequila Day:
Just as its name suggests, this beer cocktail highlights a refreshing twist by combining Tres Agaves Reposado’s wonderfully fresh taste with lemon and a splash of Hefeweizen.
Green with Envy
Cruz Tequila’s smooth and soft palate complements the tart yet fresh concoction that has just the right pinch of heat to tantalize your senses in the heat of July.
Maestro Dobel Diamante Lemon Margarita
Bazaar Bloody Maria
How to make the drink:
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