Photo: Celebrate National Tequila Day
Tequila, the Mexican spirit for the very spirited is celebrating its existence in a very American way with its own day of celebration. The fastest growing distilled spirit is getting respect and sales as it grows in popularity used from margaritas to mind-numbing benders to belly jelly shots.
Americans are enjoying their Tequila, never to be confused with Tila Tequila, with purist preferring 100% pure agave and the less refined opting for cheaper mixer brands. Regardless, tequila must be made and bottled in Mexico, Jalsico, Mexico that is to be called Tequila. The tequila is aged in oak barrels and if your budget allows for it, you can buy your own barrel for $10,000 from Herradura Anejo, one of Mexico’s finest tequila makers. If not be assured you can fine cheap shots going for $1 somewhere in town.
So kick back relax and don’t worry about the worm that only comes by drinking mescal another Mexican export.